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Monday, May 7, 2012

Breaking Rock Cats News: Joe Benson is Back; Pedro Florimon is Gone

Benson, struggling at the
plate, is a Rock Cat once

The outfield and infield composition will look a little bit different in New Britain. Outfielder Joe Benson, who started the season in AAA after a September call-up in Minnesota, has been demoted to New Britain. He was really struggling at the plate this spring, so hopefully he can regain at New Britain whatever he lost in Minnesota and Rochester. I enjoyed watching him last season, but was hoping that his ascension would continue.

Florimon's solid
defense and
steady bat
earned him a

The other move today is good news. Pedro Florimon, who has been reliable both on defense and at the plate, posting a .283/.347/.718 line, has been promoted to AAA Rochester, taking the place of former Rock Cat Brian Dozier, who will be starting with the Twins (hopefully for the next several years).

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