Joaquin Benoit RP SD 4 weeks ago

Benoit (back) returned to the mound Thursday against the Rockies, serving up the go-ahead solo homer to Daniel Descalso to take the loss.

Joaquin Benoit RP SD 1 month ago

Benoit (back) is unavailable to pitch on Monday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Joaquin Benoit RP SD 1 month ago

Benoit was unavailable for Sunday's game against the Dodgers due to back spasms, the Union Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.

Joaquin Benoit RP SD 1 month ago

Benoit retired the side in order in the ninth inning of Thursday's 10-7 win over the Dodgers to claim his second save of the season.

Joaquin Benoit RP SD 3 months ago

Benoit earned the win in relief Friday night against the Cardinals with a scoreless eighth inning.

While he's worked in front of Craig Kimbrel all season, Benoit has managed to pick up five wins and 10 holds while posting excellent ratios (2.12 ERA, 0.79 WHIP) on the strength of a 30:13 K:BB. If the Padres are looking to shed payroll at the non-waiver trade deadline, Benoit could be flipped to a club seeking a bullpen upgrade in the coming weeks.

Joaquin Benoit RP SD 5 months ago

Benoit (arm) tossed a scoreless inning against the Rockies on Sunday.

He did not pitch in four consecutive games after getting roughed up by the Astros on April 27. The Padres indicated that Benoit was slowed by a case of dead arm, but the return to action Sunday suggests that it's not a serious ailment.

Joaquin Benoit RP SD 5 months ago

Benoit (arm) will play catch Sunday,'s Corey Brock reports.

Benoit is being listed as day-to-day for now, but there's legitimate concern but the dead-arm phase that he's dealing with could result in his eventual placement on the DL. The Padres will use his performance following Sunday's catch session as a gauge for determining how much time he might be forced to miss as a result of the issue.

Joaquin Benoit RP SD 5 months ago

Manager Bud Black indicated Saturday that Benoit is suffering from dead arm, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Benoit struggled in his last outing Apr. 27, allowing three runs on two walks and two hits. It looks as though that can partially be chalked up to the dead arm. There was no indication of whether or not a DL stint will be required, consider him day-to-day for now.

Joaquin Benoit RP SD 6 months ago

Bennett got the win on Friday in a 1-0 victory over San Francisco, pitching a scoreless top of the eighth before the Padres scored in the bottom of the inning.

Benoit was displaced as the Padres closer by the trade for Craig Kimbrel, but he will still pitch high leverage innings that will yield holds and he should strikeout his fair share as well.

Joaquin Benoit RP SD 6 months ago

Benoit will likely no longer be the Padres' closer after they acquired Craig Kimbrel from the Braves on Sunday.

Benoit was slated to be San Diego's closer until Sunday, when a block buster trade sent Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton Jr. to the Padres. This is a big hit to Benoit's value as he will have saves completely removed from his fantasy contributions. Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reported that there were some concerns about Benoit's velocity throughout the spring.