The San Diego Padres have picked up 2001 8th Overall pick John Van Benschoten off the independent league York Revolution. The former Pirate who has not pitched in the majors since 2008 was 3-2 with a 2.91ERA for York. He was not quite as good in the majors going 2-13 with a 9.20ERA for Pittsburgh in 19 career starts. Van Benschoten talks about the Padres deal, getting a second chance at making the big leagues, and his experience in the Indy Leagues.
Van Benschoten signs deal with Padres — PittsburghLive.com