The Rangers have designated 25-year old righty swinging outfielder Joe Benson for assignment. Benson played in 86 games in Rookie+AA+AAA-ball for the Twins and Rangers this year and he was 66 of 307 (.215 avg, .655 OPS) with 48 runs scored, 7 homers, 30 RBIs and 9 stolen bases. He played in 21 games for the Twins in 2011, his only major league experience, and he was 17 of 71 (.239 avg, .622 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers, 2 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. This isn’t much of a loss for the Rangers moving forward.
UPDATE: (9/4/2013) – The Rangers have outrighted Joe Benson to AAA.