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Monday late night News roundup

Benson may try to pitch after all
Yup, you read that right (Sun):

Orioles pitcher Kris Benson will put off surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff and instead undergo a rehabilitation process, which could last a month, in a final attempt to pitch in 2007, a baseball source said last night.

Dr. James Andrews examined Benson's shoulder yesterday in Birmingham, Ala. It was the third opinion sought by the Orioles' pitcher. A member of the New York Mets' medical staff recently recommended that Benson have surgery, but Andrews provided a small glimmer of hope.

Miggy has a new attitude
He's even planning to show up on time for practice and everything (Post):

"I'm going to be totally different," Tejada said. "I'm going to be more on time. I don't want to say that I'm not on time. But I'm going to be one of the first ones. I'm not going to say I'm going to be the first one, but every day I'm going to be one of the first ones to get to the field. I'm hungry to win. And I'm going to try to do everything I can to make this team win. . . . Something has to change because I haven't won the last three years."

Got all that?


B-Rob wears a beard to camp
(Sun again):

Kevin Millar ... had an opinion on why Roberts grew a beard.

"Times were tough this offseason," Millar said. "He's going through that contract stuff, so he slept on the streets."

Alas, the beard will surely be gone before we can get a picture for SC.