Joaquin Benoit
RP SEA
4 weeks ago

Benoit was charged with two runs on two hits and a walk against the Orioles on Thursday as he failed to make it out of the eighth inning.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners staked Benoit to a four-run lead but a leadoff walk and a couple singles put that in jeopardy. One of his runs scored after he left with two out. Benoit has given up two earned runs (three runs) in his last outing, as well. He's walked four in that span, prior to which he had walked eight in 17 appearances.

Joaquin Benoit
RP SEA
1 month ago

Benoit struck out the side in a perfect eighth inning Thursday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit has been hit-and-miss since returning from the disabled list in mid-May. He's allowed five earned runs in 12.2 innings (3.55 ERA), but he''s struck out 15 and walked four (and two of the walks came in first post-DL outing). He's still next in line to close behind Steve Cishek.

Joaquin Benoit
RP SEA
2 months ago

Benoit (1-1) gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk while recording just two outs Thursday in a loss against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran looked decent for a while there after coming off the DL, delivering four scoreless outings out of five, but he surrendered homers in consecutive outings against the Indians. Benoit's approaching his 39th birthday, and he looks it -- his control has abandoned him and a luck-influenced BABIP was the only thing keeping his ERA down until this outing. If you need holds, there are almost certainly more intriguing options out there.

Joaquin Benoit
RP SEA
2 months ago

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

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 months ago

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

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
3 months ago

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

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 months ago

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

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
3 months ago

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

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
3 months ago

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

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
3 months ago

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

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.