According to Rotowire (via the Inquiurer), Kris Benson is pitching today in an extended Spring Training game, and will do so again Tuesday. Right now a tentative return date for Benson is somewhere near late-June.
This news is nice to hear, but it won’t change what currently ails the Phillies rotation. It’s essential for Brett Myers to start pitching like a top-tier starter again; once that is taken care of (I still believe it could be possible), the Phils can address the No. 5 starter situation. JA Happ is still my bet to take that role (and soon), but Benson would be a welcome addition if Happ were to fall in a tryout.