Wes ‘Day Game’ Benjamin selected from alternate camp, Tejeda optioned

One of our favorite prospects here at The Prospect Times is about to make his Major League Debut. Wes ‘Day Game’ Benjamin has been selected from the alternate camp.

Wes Benjamin is a left-hander and spent 2019 with the Nashville Sounds. He had a 7-6 record with a 5.52 earned run average in 135.1 innings pitched with a 1.530 WHIP. Wes will wear # 75.

Anderson Tejeda was optioned back to the alternate site. Tejeda was optioned to the alternate site likely due to Derek Dietrich being signed to a major league deal. So he has now been activated and will wear Josh Hamilton’s old number 32.

Odor may see some split-time since Dietrich has now been added. Dietrich does have some power as well and is known as the owner of the Pirates. Check out the video below.

Greg Bird was activated from the IL and designated for assignment.

And relief pitcher Jimmy Herget was also sent to the alternate site. In 4.1 innings, he allowed 5 runs on 5 hits, 6 walks and 4 strikeouts.