Saturday, August 22, 2009

Astros sign Armando Benitez...?

Couldn't let this one go by. The Astros have signed "36"-year old pitcher Armando Benitez to a minor-league deal and will send him to Round Rock, on the suggestion of Enos Cabell. Benitez has been pitching for the Newark Bears.

"Enos reported that Armando was in very good shape and was throwing well," Wade said. "Tim Raines, who is managing the Newark club, believes that Benitez is highly motivated to get back to the big leagues.

"We'll give Armando a chance to finish the season at Round Rock and then determine where we go from there."