Joaquín Benoit
RP FA
2 months ago

Benoit left the Pirates to attend to a family matter in the Dominican Republic, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear how long Benoit will be away from the team at this point, but Daniel Hudson, George Kontos and A.J. Schugel will be in charge of getting the ball to Felipe Rivero in the meantime. Benoit, who owns an unimpressive 4.65 ERA through 50.1 innings this season, will return to a setup role out of Pittsburgh's bullpen once he returns.

Joaquín Benoit
RP FA
3 months ago

Benoit (knee) was reinstated from the 10-day DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit rejoins the team prior to Friday's game against the Reds following a 10-day stay on the disabled list. The right-hander was able to toss a simulated game Tuesday and appears to be at full health going into the weekend.

Joaquín Benoit
RP FA
3 months ago

Benoit (knee) will throw a simulated game Tuesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Benoit can get through Tuesday's simulated game without issue, there's a good chance he'll be able to return when eligible September 1. It's unclear whether or not the Pirates will bother with a rehab stint at this point; expect an update Wednesday after the club can evaluate the impact of the simulated game on Benoit's knee.

Joaquín Benoit
RP FA
3 months ago

Benoit (knee) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

One day after a 38-pitch outing, his most pitches in a game since April 2012, Benoit hits the disabled list with inflammation in his left knee. The injury might be the explanation for the veteran's control issues after he walked four in 2.0 innings of work in Monday's extra innings loss to the Dodgers.

Joaquín Benoit
RP FA
4 months ago

Benoit allowed two hits, two walks and two runs while retiring just one batter Friday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

He's served up homers in both of his outings since coming over in a trade to the Pirates. As a result, Benoit could become relegated to pitching in lower leverage situations until he finds his bearings.

Joaquín Benoit
RP FA
4 months ago

The Phillies have traded Benoit and cash considerations to the Pirates for minor-league pitcher Seth McGarry.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit compiled a 4.07 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 42 innings this season before being dished. The Pirates just traded reliever Tony Watson to the Dodgers, so he'll likely slot in as Watson's replacement as a setup man for the rest of the season.

Joaquín Benoit
RP FA
4 months ago

Benoit has 17 strikeouts in 13.2 innings pitched since coming over the disabled list June 11.

EDGE Analysis

Despite now sitting at 36 strikeouts on the season, it appears the stress on Benoit's arm have finally caught up to him as he's posting his first ERA over 4.00 since 2008 with Texas. The velocity hasn't been the problem, with his fastball actually averaging a career best 94.9 mph. Instead, the main issue has been the control as batters are seeing his pitches and getting contact against him at consistent rates.

Joaquín Benoit
RP FA
5 months ago

Benoit (knee) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit was placed on the DL with a left knee sprain on June 3 but is set to return after needing the minimum 10 days to recover. He'll slot back in as one of the team's late-inning setup options. Benoit held a 3.68 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with eight holds before his trip to the DL.

Joaquín Benoit
RP FA
5 months ago

Benoit (knee) remains on track to come off the disabled list Sunday, Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit tossed a bullpen session Friday as scheduled. He has been on the disabled list since straining his left knee last weekend while walking down a flight of stairs.

Joaquín Benoit
RP FA
5 months ago

Benoit (knee) could be activated from the disabled list Sunday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit has been on the disabled list since straining his left knee last weekend while walking down a flight of stairs. He threw a bullpen session Wednesday and will throw another one Friday.