|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.00||3.00||3.00||12.00||2.91||1.11||69.00||22.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - Out until at least mid-September|
|vs Philadelphia|| 1.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||1||2|
|vs LHB|| 25.1||0||0|| 0.71||0||8||34|
|vs RHB|| 26.0||0||0|| 2.42||0||6||26|
|Last 10 Games|
|Joaquin Benoit could return Friday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/16/14) Padres clsoer Joaquin Benoit will throw a bullpen session Wednesday and could return to action as early as Friday, U-T San Diego reports.
Benoit has been out since Aug. 26 while recovering from a shoulder injury. He owns a 1.58 ERA and 60:14 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings.
|Joaquin Benoit getting closer to return |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/14/14) The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Joaquin Benoit will throw a bullpen session before Sunday's game at the Diamondbacks, and he may only need one more session after that. Just over a month after inheriting the Padres' closer role in late July, Benoit was sidelined by a shoulder injury.
|Joaquin Benoit plays catch Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/6/14) Padres pitcher Joaquin Benoit played catch Saturday, MLB.com reports.
Benoit is likely at least 10 days from getting into game action. He's been sidelined since Aug. 26 due to shoulder discomfort.
|Joaquin Benoit not ready to start throwing program |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/4/14) Joaquin Benoit has shown signs of improvement in his recovery from a right shoulder injury, but the Padres have yet to outline a throwing program for the closer, according to U-T San Diego. Benoit has only pitched twice since Aug. 13. He owns a 1.58 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 60:14 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings.
|Kevin Quackenbush to fill in again for Joaquin Benoit |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/31/14) Padres closer Joaquin Benoit will be sidelined for at least a few days after experiencing more discomfort in his right shoulder, U-T San Diego reported Saturday. Kevin Quackenbush will handle the closer responsibilties until Benoit returns.
"It’s all the same (discomfort)," Benoit said Saturday afternoon. "It was good for a couple of days. When I came back, I guess I didn’t give it enough time for the inflammation to go away. We’re trying to get everything to calm down and then start over."
Benoit was sidelined 11 days the last time he dealt with this injury. Manager Bud Black expects Benoit to pitch again this season, but he is unsure of when the right-handed reliever will return.
"When I pitched in Arizona, I felt great," Benoit said of his return to action Aug. 24. "It’s a situation where you have to deal with it and let it try to get better on its own time."
|The Tigers entered spring training a year ago without a set closer, and after some early improvisation and a failed experiment with Jose Valverde, they finally settled on using Joaquin Benoit in the ninth inning. Benoit, who had previously never saved more than six saves in a season, fared well, nailing down 24 saves in 26 chances and finishing with a 2.01 ERA. The 36-year-old appears primed to return to a set-up role, having signed a two-year deal with the Padres this offseason. Though Huston Street will return as the team's closer, it's not inconceivable that Benoit could pitch himself into save situations again. Street is injury-prone and saw declines in his swinging strike and ground ball rates in 2013, and he is also in the final year of his contract, making him a potential midseason trade chip. Benoit will certainly have value in leagues that reward holds, but he could be a good speculative pick for saves in deep leagues.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/18/14||PHI||9:10 pm||Kyle Kendrick|
|9/19/14||SF||10:10 pm||Tim Hudson|
|9/20/14||SF||8:40 pm||Yusmeiro Petit|
|9/21/14||SF||4:10 pm||Ryan Vogelsong|
|9/22/14||COL||10:10 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
|9/23/14||COL||10:10 pm||Yohan Flande|
|9/24/14||COL||9:10 pm||Jordan Lyles|
= probable start