Right-handed pitcher Jeff Bennett joined the Albuquerque Isotopes this afternoon, May 16, and in a corresponding move, right-hander Henry Sosa has been released.
Bennett was signed as a free agent and joins the Isotopes from the Broncos de Reynosa of the Mexican League. The 33-year-old righty has played in parts of four seasons in the Major Leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays. He's appeared in 179 career games in the Majors with a 4.30 ERA. He is in his 15th season of Minor League ball with a 73-75 record and 3.88 ERA.
Sosa started seven games for the Isotopes this season with a 1-2 record and 3.72 ERA. He struck out 27 batters and walked only 12. The 28-year-old right-hander has been acquired by the Seoul Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization. Sosa played part of the 2012 and all of the 2013 season in Korea.
The Isotopes and Fresno Grizzlies will play game two of their four-game set tonight at 8:05 p.m. MT. Right-handed pitcher Red Patterson (2-2, 5.12 ERA) will take the hill for the Topes, while Fresno will counter with righty Chris Heston (3-2, 3.40 ERA).