RHP Alan Benes Signs With Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) _ The Chicago Cubs and Alan Benes agreed on a minor-league contract Wednesday, and the veteran right-hander will go to spring training with the team as a non-roster invitee.
Benes, who turns 30 next Monday, has battled shoulder problems while spending his entire professional career in the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization. He has a 27-23 record with a 4.42 ERA in 101 major league games, including 59 starts.
Benes, whose brother, Andy, is a member of the Cardinals’ staff, spent most of the 2001 season at Triple-A Memphis, compiling a 7-6 record with a 3.55 ERA in 25 starts. He also appeared in nine games with the Cardinals, going 2-0 with a 7.36 ERA.