Area baseball fans will get a chance to see ex-major leaguer Alan Benes as he continues his comeback attempt. Benes, 33, is scheduled to be activated by the Springfield Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals AA minor league team today, according to the Springfield News-Leader.
During his rookie season with the St. Louis team in 1996, Benes won 12 games and helped lead the Cardinals to the Central Division championship in manager Tony LaRussa's first year with the club. Benes won nine games the next year and has been in and out of the majors with arm trouble since that time.
The article said it was uncertain whether Benes would pitch in the starting rotation or out of the bullpen.
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