OUTJoaquin Benoit
RP TOR
4 days 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.

OUTJoaquin Benoit
RP TOR
5 days 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.

OUTJoaquin Benoit
RP TOR
5 days 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.

OUTJoaquin Benoit
RP TOR
1 week 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.

OUTJoaquin Benoit
RP TOR
3 weeks ago

Benoit was handed his third blown save Sunday versus the Red Sox after allowing a solo home run and recording just two outs.

EDGE Analysis

Although he was only responsible for one run, the homer he surrendered was actually a three-run job. Benoit was brought in to protect a one-run lead with two on and one out in the sixth, and on just his second pitch, David Ortiz sent a game-changing rocket into orbit. The earned run was the first allowed by the right-hander since July 19, ending Benoit's 18-game scoreless appearance streak (18.1 innings). Despite the slipup, the 39-year-old has been stellar since joining the Jays and he should remain a key piece of Toronto's bullpen rotation during their playoff push.

OUTJoaquin Benoit
RP TOR
4 weeks ago

Benoit struck out the side while giving up one hit in a scoreless seventh inning Sunday against the Rays to pick up his third win of the season.

EDGE Analysis

In addition to the victory, his second K of the game was also the 1,000th of his career. Benoit has still not been charged with an earned run since joining the Jays bullpen, posting a 1.17 WHIP and 13:6 K:BB in 15.1 innings for Toronto along with his spotless 0.00 ERA.

OUTJoaquin Benoit
RP TOR
1 month 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.

OUTJoaquin Benoit
RP TOR
2 months 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.

OUTJoaquin Benoit
RP TOR
2 months 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.

OUTJoaquin Benoit
RP TOR
2 months 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.