Joaquin Benoit
RP TOR
21 hours ago

Benoit allowed three hits while recording four outs in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit's four-out effort Thursday marked his longest appearance since June 20, and the three hits allowed matched his season high. He 15-year veteran was able to work his way around the trouble to maintain his flawless ERA since joining the Blue Jays. Aside from not allowing a run, Benoit has also managed to pick up one win, a save and five holds since joining the team. He's become a strong option in deep leagues that value relief roles.

Joaquin Benoit
RP TOR
2 weeks ago

Benoit allowed two hits and recorded two outs during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against the Astros. His efforts were good enough to earn him his 11th hold of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Three of the right-hander's holds this season have come since being traded to Toronto. Benoit has also notched one win and one save since joining the team on July 26. After a disappointing first half of 2016 in Seattle, Benoit appears to have been rejuvenated by the trade, and the 39-year-old is once again relevant in deeper leagues.

Joaquin Benoit
RP TOR
3 weeks ago

Benoit allowed a hit while striking out one to pick up his first save of the season in Friday's 4-3 game against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander is making the Jays front office look brilliant for swapping Drew Storen for Benoit at the end of June. Since moving north of the border, the 39-year-old has made six scoreless appearances (one inning in each) while allowing just two hits. He's recorded two holds, and now successfully filled in to give Roberto Osuna a night off. Benoit has looked like a new pitcher since moving out of Seattle.

Joaquin Benoit
RP TOR
4 weeks ago

Benoit allowed one walk while pitching a scoreless ninth inning during Monday's extra-inning affair with the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit sawed right through the teeth of the Astros order to deny the home team a walk-off victory in the bottom of the ninth. He's now made four appearances since being acquired from Seattle on July 26. As a member of the Jays, Benoit has notched four scoreless innings -- although none of them clean -- and earned a hold in one of those. Manager John Gibbons has already gone on record praising the team's new acquisition and the skipper seems intent on using Benoit quite frequently.

Joaquin Benoit
RP TOR
1 month ago

Benoit was traded to the Blue Jays on Tuesday in exchange for Drew Storen and cash considerations.

EDGE Analysis

This essentially works as a challenge trade, as Benoit and Storen were both underperforming relative to their team's expectations, and both players are set to be free agents at the end of the season. Benoit had a 5.18 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with 28 strikeouts in 24.1 innings with the Mariners. He should work primarily in the sixth and seventh innings behind Roberto Osuna and Jason Grilli in Toronto's bullpen.

Joaquin Benoit
RP TOR
2 months 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 TOR
2 months 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 TOR
3 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 TOR
3 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 TOR
4 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.