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Kris Benson

Full Name: Kristopher James Benson
Born: November 7, 1984 in Superior, WI
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Anna, see picture below), two daughters (Alyssa, Haylee), son (P.J.)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: April 9, 1999


Team History

  • 1996-2004: Pittsburgh Pirates (via draft on Jun 4, 1996)
  • 2004-2005: New York Mets (via trade with Jeff Keppinger for Matt Peterson, Jose Bautista, & Ty Wigginton on Jul 30, 2004)
  • 2006-2007: Baltimore Orioles (via trade for Jorge Julio & John Maine on Jan 22, 2006 – GFA Oct 29, 2007)
  • 2008: Philadelphia Phillies (as a minor league free agent on Feb 13, 2008 – Released Aug 30, 2008)
  • 2009: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Feb 21, 2009)
  • 2010 : Washington Nationals (as a minor league free agent on Mar 15, 2010)
  • Retired – Jan 10, 2011

Salary History

  • 2010: $650,000 (plus $100k in incentives, deal is major league)
  • 2009: $750,000
  • 2008: $75k a month (was only in minors)
  • 2007: $7,144,556
  • 2006: $8.3 Million
  • 2005: $5.3 Million
  • 2004: $6.15 Million
  • 2003: $4.3 Million
  • 2002: $2.7 Million
  • 2001: $3.45 Million
  • 2000: $300,000
  • 1999: $200,000

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