Benjamin underwent Tommy John surgery months before being drafted as a junior at Kansas. Benjamin, a former Kane County Chronicle Baseball Player of the Year, was originally a 48th round draft choice by the New York Yankees in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. In high school, Benjamin was promoted to varsity as a sophomore in 2009.
Mariners atRangers: Projected starting pitchers RHP Taijuan Walker vs. RHP Jordan Lyles Walker is 1-2 this season with a 5.79 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 14 innings pitched. Walker made only four starts combined in 2018 and 2019 due to Tommy John Surgery that he underwent in April of 2018. He owns a 2-2 record with a 4.86 ERA in seven career appearances against the Rangers.
Nick Solak singled three times and drove in three runs, leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Solak had a two-run single in the first and an RBI hit in third, when Willie Calhoun added another run-scoring single. Calhoun's hit scored slugger Joey Gallo, who was hit by a pitch twice and walked his other two times up.