Joaquin Benoit RP SEA 1 week ago

Benoit (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After battling right shoulder inflammation for nearly a month, Benoit is set to rejoin the Mariners' bullpen. The veteran righty did not set out on a rehab assignment as part of his recovery, but he showed in his simulated outing Saturday that he was ready to come back to the Mariners without pitching in a minor league game. In five outings with the Mariners this season, Benoit has notched a 3.60 ERA with four walks and four strikeouts. With Steve Cishek seemingly in the midst of a bounce-back campaign, Benoit's chances of getting save opportunities in the near future are slim. If Cishek continues to struggle, however, Benoit could easily be a candidate to close out games for the Mariners.

Joaquin Benoit RP SEA 2 weeks ago

Benoit (shoulder) will throw a simulated game Saturday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Benoit tossed a bullpen session Wednesday, and all indications are that it went and he's ready for the next step. The Mariners will reevaluate the right-hander over the weekend, but as of Tuesday Benoit appeared to believe he would not require a minor league rehab stint.

Joaquin Benoit RP SEA 2 weeks ago

Benoit (shoulder) could throw a simulated game as soon as this weekend, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The right-hander is slated to get back onto elevated ground for more work Wednesday, two days after throwing his first bullpen since landing on the DL. Benoit seems to think he won't require a rehab stint if his live session goes well -- he said he has no desire to be left behind on the team's next road trip.

Joaquin Benoit RP SEA 3 weeks ago

Benoit (shoulder) is scheduled to throw off a mound Monday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A resident of the disabled list since April 25 due to right shoulder inflammation, Benoit will proceed with Monday's session, which will be followed by a day-after evaluation to determine the next course of action. The reliever relayed that he has no desire to be left behind on the Mariners' next road trip, so he appears to be aiming for a return no later than next Tuesday, May 17 in Baltimore.

Joaquin Benoit RP SEA 1 month ago

Benoit has been placed on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The should problem has been present for Benoit since spring training. Mayckol Guiape has been recalled from Tacoma to replace Benoit in the Seattle bullpen. It's unclear if Benoit will require more time off than the 15-day minimum.

Joaquin Benoit RP SEA 1 month ago

Benoit (back) returned to action Saturday against the Yankees, tossing a perfect eighth inning out of the bullpen.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He did not record a strikeout, but returned to his typical spot in the eighth inning for Seattle and should be considered healthy moving forward after missing a few games with a sore back.

Joaquin Benoit RP SEA 1 month ago

Benoit (back) should be available for the Mariners' next game Friday against the Yankees, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Benoit was shut down for a few days due to tightness in his back, but he felt good during a throwing session Wednesday, and should be able to pitch if needed in the Mariners' next game Friday in New York. Expect Benoit to resume his role as the setup man in front of closer Steve Cishek.

Joaquin Benoit RP SEA 2 months ago

Benoit is experiencing back tightness and could be out a few days, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The nature of Benoit's injury is not certain, but he has not pitched since Friday, and it appears he will miss more time as well. With Benoit sidelined, manager Scott Servais figures to use either Tony Zych or Joel Peralta as his setup man for the time being.

Joaquin Benoit RP SEA 2 months ago

Benoit pitched a scoreless inning Friday in his second appearance of the season, though he walked a batter.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Benoit walked two in his season debut Wednesday, but he was in the right place at the right time to get credited with the win in that one. The walks might be something to keep an eye on, after he posted a 3.17 BB/9 last season with the Padres. Also worth watching is closer Steve Cishek, who gave up a ninth-inning homer Friday. Benoit is the next line should Cishek crash.

Joaquin Benoit RP SEA 2 months ago

Benoit will serve as the Mariners' right-handed, eighth-inning option to begin the season, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As expected, the veteran will again hold the setup role in front of closer Steve Cishek, and he'll be one of the first options to move into a closing role should Cishek falter at some point.