Andy Benes
51-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Andy Benes in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a 3-year deal worth $18 million in January 2000.
PFree Agent  
November 25, 2002
Benes plans on retiring, the Associated Press reports.
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The Cardinals earlier declined a $6 million option on Benes.
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2003 Fantasy Outlook
One of the most surprising stories of 2002, Benes got shelled in April (10.80 ERA), retired on April 18, unretired on April 20, was sidelined until July with an arthritic right knee, then returned to post ERAs of 2.50 in July, 1.72 in August and 1.67 in September. He finished the season with a 2.78 ERA despite a pedestrian 64/51 K/BB ratio and led the major leagues with a 1.86 ERA after the All-Star break. When the Cardinals declined their $6 million option on him (probably wisely), Benes retired again. Benes is still just 35 and could come out of retirement and wind up somewhere, but we can’t explain last season’s amazing run. Even if Benes does return, we certainly don’t expect him to repeat it.
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PFree Agent  
November 1, 2002
The Cardinals declined a $6 million option on Benes for next season.
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PSt. Louis Cardinals  
October 2, 2002
Benes said he was still stiff Tuesday, one day after he didn't even dress out for the team workout, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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PSt. Louis Cardinals  
October 1, 2002
The setback to Woody Williams leaves Benes to make Saturday's Game 3 start in the Diamondbacks series, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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PSt. Louis Cardinals  
September 28, 2002
The Cardinals will start Benes in the season's finale Sunday, the Associated Press reports.
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PSt. Louis Cardinals  
September 23, 2002
Benes and Jason Simontacchi are expected to make abbreviated starts next weekend against the Brewers.
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