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We Still Have Benson, But Not Zagurski

Kris Benson is still with the Phillies, if you haven’t heard. He could’ve opted out of his contract yesterday if he wasn’t on the 40-man roster. Well, Benson isn’t on the 40-man roster, but he’s still here.

“The winning attitude here, the excitement going into the season, it’s all a win-win situation from my standpoint. From their standpoint, they have another starting pitcher they can count on down the road.”

That was Benson to Todd Zolecki.. Benson’s agent said Kris wants to be a Phillie.

  • Also, Mike Zagurski is seeking a second opinion after being told he would need Tommy John surgery to fix his left elbow.

It’s a huge blow to the 22-year-old who ascended to Philadelphia last season, but it’s not a surprise — Zagurski shot up the ranks quickly right after ending his University of Kansas career. There’s a lot of miles on that 22-year-old elbow.

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