MLB: Remember These Guys?

Posted: 2nd July 2010 by Tom Dubberke in MLB
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In this era of expansion, no pitcher is ever too old or too arm-worn not to get one more chance.  The Nationals have reportedly signed 44-year-old Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez to a minor-league contract. El Duque has pitched all of 26.2 minor league innings the last two seasons combined, but in fairness, he’s pitched pretty well (30 Ks and great ratios).  It will interesting to see if he has enough left to work his way back up to the majors. I also learned today that former Giant Armando Benitez was recently signed by the Marlins and has made three appearances for their AAA club, the New Orleans Zephyrs.  He has yet to allow a run, but he’s given up four hits and two walks in only three innings pitched. Armando made seven AAA appearances last year, an ...

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