Joaquin Benoit
RP PHI
5 days ago

The Phillies have signed Benoit to a one-year, $7.5 million contract, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit, 39, had a 2.81 ERA and posted a 25.5 percent strikeout rate in 48 innings last season for the Mariners and Blue Jays. He could be in the mix for closing duties in Philly. The team is expected to have an open competition for the role this spring.

Joaquin Benoit
RP PHI
6 days ago

The Phillies are close to signing Benoit, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

The signing is expected to be announced before Thursday. Benoit had a 2.81 ERA and posted a 25.5 percent strikeout rate in 48 innings last season for the Mariners and Blue Jays. The Phillies will enter spring training with an open competition for their closing role and Benoit will likely be in the mix for the job.

Joaquin Benoit
RP PHI
2 weeks ago

Benoit has recovered from the calf injury that ended his 2016 season and is looking to pitch in 2017, Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is back to running and is ready to entertain free agent offers. The 39-year-old righty will undoubtedly sign somewhere on a major league deal, as he notched a 2.81 ERA and posted a 25.5 percent strikeout rate in 48 innings last season for the Mariners and Blue Jays. However, at this stage in his career, it seems unlikely that he would enter spring training as more than a setup option.

Joaquin Benoit
RP PHI
2 months ago

Benoit (calf) is not using crutches anymore and threw on flat ground Monday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a good sign for the veteran reliever, as it seems he's able to put a good amount of weight on the calf less than month after injuring it. The Blue Jays have not ruled Benoit out for the duration of the playoffs, so if the Blue Jays qualify for the World Series and the right-hander builds up enough strength by the end of the month, he could find his way back into the Toronto bullpen before the postseason's end.

Joaquin Benoit
RP PHI
2 months ago

Manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that Benoit (calf) will not be available for the Blue Jays' ALCS matchup with the Indians, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit is still working his way back from the calf injury he suffered in late September, and Gibbons' statement indicates Benoit will not be part of the Blue Jays' ALCS roster. He has not been ruled out for the season, however, so he could have a chance to pitch in the World Series if the Blue Jays advance.

Joaquin Benoit
RP PHI
2 months ago

Benoit (calf) is highly unlikely to be ready for action by the time the ALCS begins Friday, the Toronto Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit, the Jays' 39-year-old reliever who tore a calf muscle in the final week of the season while running in from the bullpen to join a brawl with the Yankees, is making progress "but very slow right now," George Poulis, the Jays' head trainer said. Benoit, who had served a key, seventh-inning setup role in the team's bullpen since arriving from the Mariners ahead of the trade deadline, is still on crutches and wearing a walking boot. It sounds like the best case scenario would have Benoit returning for the World Series -- if the Jays make it -- but even that might be a long shot.

Joaquin Benoit
RP PHI
2 months ago

Benoit (calf) has a torn calf according to manager John Gibbons, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 39-year-old incurred the injury running in from the bullpen during a brawl Monday, and it seems that one of the worst-case scenarios came to fruition. This is a huge blow to the Blue Jays, as Benoit had only allowed one earned run in 23.2 innings since being traded to Toronto over the summer. It's unclear how severe the tear is, although the right-hander could be out for most if not all of the postseason if the Blue Jays qualify.

Joaquin Benoit
RP PHI
2 months ago

Benoit left the Rogers Centre on crutches after suffering an apparent injury to his left leg during Monday's game against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit suffered the injury during a benches-clearing brawl, although the severity of the injury is still unknown as the regular season winds down. The 39-year-old has accrued an ERA of 2.81 this season and is considered one of Toronto's top bullpen options.

Joaquin Benoit
RP PHI
2 months ago

Benoit needed support to get off the field after a benches-clearing brawl Monday against the Yankees, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear what happened to Benoit or how he sustained the injury. We'll keep an eye out for further reports on his status, but if this is a significant injury, it will be a huge blow for the Blue Jays bullpen.

Joaquin Benoit
RP PHI
3 months ago

Benoit pitched the seventh inning of Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Mariners. He allowed one hit and struck out one.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit has allowed a base runner in five consecutive appearances, but has compensated by notching 12 strikeouts over 7.1 innings this month. In the heat of a playoff race, Benoit continues to play a critical role for the Jays. For leagues that value middle relievers and holds, the 39-year-old is a valuable commodity.