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Updated: September 6th, 2011 2:26pm
Benson leading off, playing CF in first MLB game; Parmelee in too

Benson leading off, playing CF in first MLB game; Parmelee in too

by Phil Mackey
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Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is wasting no time throwing his two newest September call-ups into the fire.

Joe Benson was penciled in as the center fielder and leadoff hitter for Tuesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox, with Chris Parmelee batting fifth and playing first base.

Benson and Parmelee were both added to the 40-man roster and called up from Double-A New Britain on Monday evening.

CF Joe Benson
SS Trevor Plouffe
DH Joe Mauer
3B Danny Valencia
1B Chris Parmelee
2B Luke Hughes
LF Rene Tosoni
RF Brian Dinkelman
C Rene Rivera
SP Liam Hendriks

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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