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The Atlantic League plays host to Armando Benitez and Joey Gathright transactions

May 24, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

Armando Benitez

Last we heard from Armando Benitez, he was inexplicably signed by the Marlins in mid-2010. That resulted in eight appearances in triple-A and he hasn’t been heard from since.  Today, however, he signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League.

He was in the Atlantic League — Newark — when he signed with the Marlins, so who knows, maybe this will put him back on the road to the major, heh, sorry. Almost got through that with a straight face but just couldn’t cut it.

In other Atlantic League news, Joey Gathright — who has recently been toiling for Bridgeport Bluefish — has reportedly had his contract purchased by the Reds triple-A team, the Lousiville Bats.  Gathright is no stranger to this either, as he has done the Atlantic League-to-affiliated ball jump for three straight seasons now.

  1. paulydefense - May 24, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    I don’t think there is a player I disliked more than Armando Benitez. He would smile right after blowing a save. I couldn’t stand him.

  2. adocdizzle - May 24, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    The Bobby Kielty led York Revolution are the two time defending champs of the Atlanitc League!

    REVOLUTION!!!! (clap)

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