Joaquin Benoit RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mariners acquire reliever Joaquin Benoit from Padres

    Hardball Talk "New general manager Jerry Dipoto continues to work quickly to make changes to Seattle’s roster, with Ken Rosenthal of reporting that the Mariners have acquired right-hander Joaquin Benoit from the Padres. San Diego picked up its $7.5 million option on Benoit for 2016, knowing he..." November 12

  • Joaquin Benoit “available for trade right now”

    Hardball Talk "San Diego announced Tuesday that it had exercised a $7.5 million club option on Joaquin Benoit, but it doesn’t sound like the veteran reliever is going to open the 2016 season in a Padres uniform. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Benoit “is available for trade right now.” " November 05

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    The Padres exercised Joaquin Benoit's option, declined Clint Barmes'. Decision on Benoit came down to $6.5 million. $8M vs. $1.5M buyout.

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    Benoit unavailable today

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    #Padres RHP Joaquin Benoit unavailable today with back spasms.

  • Padres pitchers Kennedy, Benoit claimed and pulled back

    CBS Sports "Padres pitchers Ian Kennedy and Joaquin Benoit both have been claimed on waivers and subsequently pulled back -- two hits to the remaining trade market for pitchers. Kennedy and Benoit are now ineligible to be traded. Several teams were surely interested in both pitchers, but there had been..." August 18

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    #Padres haven't ruled out a DL stint for Benoit (he of the cranky right shoulder). Could push decision a few more days. For now, #Quack.

  • Dodgers Trying Hard For Benoit

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers are trying hard to acquire Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Yesterday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported the Dodgers and Yankees were in on the 37-year-old reliever. Benoit, who assumed the Padres’ closer role after Huston Street was..." July 31

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Dodgers interested in #Padres’ Benoit, but Pads would prefer not to trade him within division, if they trade him at all.

  • Padres trade rumors: 'Still a good chance' Joaquin Benoit is traded

    MLB Daily Dish "After sending Huston Street to the Angels and Chase Headley to the Yankees, the Padres aren't done selling yet. According to a major league source, there is "still a good chance" that San Diego trades reliever Joaquin Benoit before the trade deadline, as the reliever market is expected to pick up..." July 29

  • Padres relievers Street, Benoit draw high trade interest in thin pen market

    CBS Sports "The Padres are receiving the most trade inquiries on back-end bullpen stalwarts Huston Street and Joaquin Benoit, which should come as no surprise considering the seasons they are having and the needs of contenders. Street and Benoit are not only the Padres' two best trade chips, they may be..." June 25

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Joaquin Benoit deal with San Diego is done, pending physical.

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Indians and Padres both in on Joaquin Benoit at two years, $14M+. Padres source says their deal may include a third-year option as well.

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Joaquin Benoit's rep said to be looking for a deal in the range of $7 million-$10 million annually.

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Teams believe reliever Joaquin Benoit's likeliest destinations are Cleveland, San Diego, Seattle, Chicago Cubs or New York Yankees.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Rockies still looking for late-inning relief, in talks with Joaquin Benoit but remain apart on salary, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Yankees would love to grab two relievers and have had lots of internal discussions about Joaquin Benoit

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    #mariners targets include price, cruz, benoit, corey hart (gm jack z drafted him in milwaukee)

  • Tigers make no qualifying offers to eight in-house FAs

    Oakland Press "The deadline to extend qualifying offers to impending free agents was 5 p.m. Monday. As general manager Dave Dombrowski indicated Sunday, the Tigers did not make qualifying offers — set at $14.1 million this year — to any of their eight in-house free agents, making them free to negotiate with any..." November 04

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    The Detroit Tigers will pursue a closer with experience. Joaquin Benoit is in that mix. Lots of free agents out there.

  • Leyland admits he should have told Benoit to handle David Ortiz carefully

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he "made a mistake that I take full responsibility for" in not telling closer Joaquin Benoit to exhibit extra care Sunday night with Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. Ortiz's eighth-inning grand slam off Benoit turned a four-run Red Sox deficit into a..." October 15

  • Leyland laments being forced to use Benoit again in blowout: 'That's just not acceptable'

    Michigan Live "It is not clear whether closer Joaquin Benoit will be available Thursday afternoon for the Detroit Tigers. With the way the Chicago White Sox are playing it's not clear the Tigers will need him. But Tigers manager Jim Leyland was clearly not thrilled that he felt he had to use Benoit for a..." July 25

  • Joaquin Benoit's ascension to closer creates setup man vacancy

    Detroit News "If Joaquin Benoit is now closing for the Tigers whenever he can, as it sounds like he will, who will be the Tigers’ set-up man? It can’t be Benoit setting up for Benoit. Although Benoit had a four-out save in Minnesota, “not many people hold up getting four-out saves,” manager Jim Leyland..." June 21

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Leyland: "I'm not naming anybody closer. I'm just saying if Benoit was available right now, I would try to close with him."

  • Leyland: Joaquin Benoit is Tigers' primary closer for now

    Detroit Free Press "In April, before Jose Valverde returned, Joaquin Benoit more or less became the Detroit Tigers’ closer when he was available. His assumption of the role didn’t stand out, because the Tigers seldom had save opportunities in those few weeks that Valverde was getting ready in the minors. Today,..." June 20

  • Jim Leyland picks Joaquin Benoit over Jose Valverde to close out Twins

    Detroit Free Press "When the Tigers opened the season in Minnesota this year, the question was, “What will they do without Jose Valverde?” When the Tigers were in Minnesota the last three days, the question was, “What will they do with Jose Valverde?” What manager Jim Leyland did in the ninth inning Sunday was..." June 17

  • Tigers closer committee: Joaquin Benoit is Jim Leyland’s ninth-inning favorite

    Sporting News "The Detroit Tigers’ closer-by-committee approach is off for now, as the roulette wheel appears to favor Joaquin Benoit. "On a lot of the days, if it's doable, I think (Joaquin) Benoit is the most experienced and versatile enough against righties and lefties to pitch the ninth," manager Jim..." April 11

  • Benoit available as go-to closer, with limitations "On the day that Jose Valverde began working out for the Tigers at their Spring Training complex, manager Jim Leyland reiterated his stance on his bullpen. "On a lot of the days, if it's doable, I think [Joaquin] Benoit is the most experienced and versatile enough against righties and lefties to..." April 11

  • Joaquin Benoit gladly welcomes challenge of closing games for Detroit Tigers

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland wants to lean on right-hander Joaquin Benoit a bit more in the ninth. It's a challenge that Benoit will gladly welcome. "I don't mind being a closer," he said. "There's more responsibility being a closer, but that's what that this game is about. That's why I..." April 09

  • Tigers' Phil Coke, Joaquin Benoit could step up if Bruce Rondon doesn't work as closer

    Detroit Free Press "As Tigers rookie right-hander Bruce Rondon got dry-docked a few days Monday for mechanical repair, manager Jim Leyland made one thing clear: When it comes to managing with a ninth-inning lead, he'd rather be Sparky Anderson of 1984 than Whitey Herzog of 1985. Herzog's Cardinals won 101 games..." March 05

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