Benson likely out for season with rotator cuff tear

Updated: February 14, 2007, 7:10 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Orioles pitcher Kris Benson has a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and will probably miss the entire 2007 season.

Trachsel Benson

Baltimore moved quickly to fill his spot in the starting rotation, agreeing Monday with free agent right-hander Steve Trachsel on a $3.1 million, one-year contract. There is a $4.75 club option for 2008, with a $100,000 buyout.

There are also performance bonuses for each year that can earn him an additional $250,000 ...

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