The Orioles have declined Kris Benson’s contract for the 2008 season. Benson missed all of last season with rotator cuff problems. He started 30 games for the Orioles in 2006 and he was 11-12 with a 4.82 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. Benson has now started 195 games in his major league career and he’s 68-73 with a 4.34 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Benson will likely get nothing more than a Spring Training invite from a desperate team trying to catch lightning in a bottle.