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Joe Benson

Joe Benson 43 RF

Minnesota Twins

  • Status: Released
  • Full Name: William Joseph Benson
  • Age: 28 (March 5, 1988)
  • Birthplace: Hinsdale, IL
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 205
  • Draft: Round 2 (2006, MIN)
  • MLB Debut: 09/06/2011
  • School: Joliet Catholic Academy, Joliet, IL
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Joe Benson  43 RF

Joe Benson
  • Full Name: William Joseph Benson
  • Born: March 5, 1988
  • Age: 28
  • Birthplace: Hinsdale, IL
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 205
  • Draft: Round 2 (2006, MIN)
  • School: Joliet Catholic Academy, Joliet, IL
  • MLB Debut: 09/06/2011

Signed with the Minnesota Twins as a Minor League free agent on Nov. 25, 2015. ... Signed with the New York Mets as a Minor League free agent on July 17, 2015. ... Signed with an independent league team on July 11, 2015. ... Released by the Atlanta Braves on June 19, 2015. ... Signed with the Atlanta Braves as a Minor League free agent on Jan. 10, 2015. ... Signed with the Miami Marlins as a Minor League free agent on Jan. 9, 2014. ... Was claimed off waivers from thw Minnesota Twins by the Texas Rangers on May 25, 2013. ... In 2011, ranked third in the Minnesota Twins organization in doubles with 35 between the Minors and Majors. ... Also ranked fifth in total bases (226) and tied for fifth in walks (61). ... Selected by the Twins in the second round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of Joliet (Ill.) Catholic Academy. ... Preseason All American, All-State and Conference Player of the Year his senior year in baseball.