The Twins have demoted outfielder Joe Benson from Class AAA Rochester to Class AA New Britain, making room on the Rochester roster for Clete Thomas, who cleared waivers, according to Dustin Morse, the Twins senior manager of baseball communications (via Twitter @Twins_Morsecode).
Benson, who was listed as the Twins' No. 2 prospect coming into the season by Baseball America, batted .179 with a .269 on-base percentage and .316 slugging percentage for Rochester with two home runs and eight RBI in 28 games.
In May 2010, the Twins demoted Benson from New Britain to Class A Fort Myers, and that helped turn around his season. They must be hoping this move has the same effect.