Orioles decline 2008 option on right-hander Kris Benson
Benson, who missed the 2007 season with a torn labrum, files for free agency later in the day and will receive a $500,000 buyout. He made 30 starts for the Orioles in 2006, going 11-12 with a 4.82 ERA, after being acquired from the New York Mets in a trade.
In seven major league seasons for the Pirates, Mets and Orioles, Benson is 68-73 with a 4.34 ERA.
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