According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the deal is pending a physical. No information on terms or incentives has been reported. [Link]
Beerleaguer: The Phillies are doing the right thing here, and I’m excited by the possibilities. They've snuffed out a sketchy situation with Adam Eaton, and they're taking preventative measures, without taking a big risk. Nevertheless, the deal is pending an important physical, and the Inquirer quotes the Phils as saying Benson is only throwing at "60-70 percent."
Benson’s a sleeper. Even if he doesn’t make his first appearance until June, the chances the Phils can make it even that far with a healthy, viable starting five are remote. Pitching depth will again become a crucial factor next season. If Benson can continue his recovery and overcomes his injury, think of the upside. And if he fails – so be it. On Feb. 13, what else were they going to spend their money on, unless you believe the Phils were prepared to open their wallets for Kyle Lohse, which I don’t believe was within their budget all along, even at the reduced rate. It's possible Benson alone puts them over their self-imposed cap, even on a minor league flyer.
After Pedro Feliz, consider Benson your bonus for being a patient fan this winter. The off-season has seen lots of dreck move across the market, very little of which will make any difference. If he stays on track, Benson could make an impact.
(Watch Eaton get his act together. Just watch.)