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56 Joaquin Benoit RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/220 | Birthdate: 7/26/1977 | Birthplace: Santiago, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: No College | MLB Experience: 13 | Salary: $5,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 30/16 | Average Draft Position: 256.39
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Joaquin Benoit delivers 10th save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Padres closer Joaquin Benoit picked up his 10th save Wednedsay, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to slam the door on his team's 4-3 win over the Rockies.

Benoit has turned in four straight perfect innings, with two coming after a long layoff caused by a shoulder issue. He owns a 1.52 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 63:14 K:BB ratio in 53 1/3 innings.


Joaquin Benoit returns for Padres


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2014) Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, who had been out since Aug. 26 with shoulder discomfort, returned to the mound Sunday against the Giants, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning of an 8-2 victory.

Benoit was the closer before being sidelined by the injury, and the San Diego Union-Tribune reported earlier in the weekend that the Padres would ease him back into that role. Kevin Quackenbush has closed in his absence.


Padres may ease Joaquin Benoit back into action


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) The Padres may ease pitcher Joaquin Benoit back into action before using him in save situations, according to U-T San Diego. Benoit has been since Aug. 26 because of a shoulder injury, but could return as early as Friday. He owns a 1.58 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 60:14 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings.

Joaquin Benoit could return Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) 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
(9/14/2014) 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
(9/6/2014) 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
(9/4/2014) 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
(8/31/2014) 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."


Joaquin Benoit records ninth save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Padres closer Joaquin Benoit earned his ninth save Tuesday, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team's 4-1 win over the Brewers.

Benoit hasn't given up an earned run since July 18, stringing together 11 2/3 innings with only one unearned run, three walks and 14 strikeouts. Benoit owns a 1.58 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 60:14 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings.


Joaquin Benoit earns eighth save Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Padres closer Joaquin Benoit picked up his eighth save Sunday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Benoit hadn't pitched since Aug. 13 while dealing with a shoulder issue, but he managed to post a clean frame Sunday despite throwing just half of his pitches for strikes. Benoit owns a 1.61 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 60:14 K:BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings.


Joaquin Benoit was available Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Padres pitcher Joaquin Benoit was available to pitch Saturday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune

Benoit has been dealing with a shoulder injury, but is ready to return. Manager Bud Black said Benoit feels fine. "He’s ready to go," Black said. "He feels good." Benoit has a 1.64 ERA over 49 1/3 innings. 


Joaquin Benoit could return Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Padres pitcher Joaquin Benoit could return Friday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Benoit was able to get through a bullpen session Thursday, and stressed that he didn't think he would need a trip to the disabled list. He's posted a 1.64 ERA over 49 1/3 innings. 


Joaquin Benoit believes he'll avoid the disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit believes he'll avoid a stint on the disabled list, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Benoit was able to throw a bullpen session prior to Thursday's game. He said the session went well, and doesn't think he'll need to spend time on the DL. Benoit has a 1.64 ERA over 49 1/3 innings. 


DL stint not ruled out for Joaquin Benoit


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) As of Thursday, Padres closer Joaquin Benoit has not appeared in a game in over a week, due to a shoulder issue, and MLB.com reports he might not be close to returning.

The Padres have apparently not yet ruled out a DL trip for Benoit to allow his shoulder to heal, though it is also not yet clear what the specific issue is at this point. A decision is expected to be made in the next few days, with Kevin Quackenbush expected to continue filling in as closer while Benoit is sidelined.


Joaquin Benoit sidelined Sunday due to 'cranky' shoulder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Padres closer Joaquin Benoit was unavailable Sunday at St. Louis due to a "cranky" shoulder, according to U-T San Diego. However, with an off-day Monday, Benoit is expected to be fine by Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

Joaquin Benoit picks up seventh save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Padres closer Joaquin Benoit recorded his seventh save Wednesday, giving up two hits and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to close out his team's 5-3 victory over the Rockies.

Wednesday's save was the first time Benoit has given up more than one hit in an appearance since July 9, but he was able to strand the runners in the successful save attempt. He owns a 1.64 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 59:14 K:BB ratio in 49 1/3 innings.


Joaquin Benoit strikes out side in sixth save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Padres closer Joaquin Benoit struck out the side in the ninth inning Monday to earn his sixth save in his team's 4-3 victory over the Rockies.

It's just the second time this season Benoit has recorded three strikeouts in an appearance, with his previous three-strikeout game coming in a two-inning outing. He's struck out five of the six batters he has faced in his last two games. Benoit owns a 1.68 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 58:14 K:BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings.


Joaquin Benoit strikes out two in save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Padres closer Joaquin Benoit earned his fifth save Saturday, striking out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 2-1 win over the Pirates.

Benoit hasn't given up an earned run since taking over the closer role, and he's struck out multiple batters in four of his last six outings. Benoit owns a 1.71 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 55:14 K:BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings.


Joaquin Benoit was among Brewers' trade deadline targets


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Brewers general manager Doug Melvin discussed Wednesday with MLB Network Radio the roster additions Milwaukee were looking for at the trade deadline, which included Padres closer Joaquin Benoit.

"We were in on a few guys," Melvin said. "Benoit was a guy we'd talked about, but it didn't happen.We were trying for a right-handed reliever and left-handed bat."


Joaquin Benoit deserves more love


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/5/2014) The trade deadline has come and gone, and Joaquin Benoit is still a Padre. Better yet, his contract combined with his performance to date makes his chances of clearing waivers slim to none.

In other words, he's almost certainly staying put now, which means he should continue to close for a team that made Huston Street one of the top relievers in Fantasy before trading him to the Angels. Why can't the Padres do the same for Benoit?

He certainly has the ability, having compiled a 1.79 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 44 appearances this season. And judging by his 24 saves for a division-winning Tigers team last year, he's not intimidated by the role. True, the Padres traded away some of the pieces that contributed to Street's success, but they also added Yangervis Solarte and recently activated Jedd Gyorko from the DL. They remain a low-scoring team with a good enough pitching staff to win the close ones, which is the perfect recipe for a stud closer in Fantasy.

If Joe Nathan is 80 percent owned, there's no way Benoit should be only 42 percent owned.


Padres do not trade Joaquin Benoit by Thursday's deadline


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Although it seemed likely the Padres were going to trade closer Joaquin Benoit, they did not strike a deal by Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Report: Dodgers trying hard to acquire Joaquin Benoit


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Dodgers are trying hard to acquire Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Dodgers, Yankees eye Joaquin Benoit as deadline approaches


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) The Dodgers and Yankees are the most aggressive suitors for Padres right-hander Joaquin Benoit, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

It is unknown if the Padres are shopping Benoit after having already unloaded closer Huston Street, but the status of the former as arguably the top reliever in the market has piqued interest. Benoit has saves in his last two appearances and owns a 4-2 record and 1.88 ERA. He he has allowed just 23 hits in 43 innings pitched with 13 walks and 51 strikeouts.

Benoit is set to earn $8.5 million next year. That might scare away some teams, but not the Yankees or Dodgers.


Joaquin Benoit picks up third save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Padres closer Joaquin Benoit recorded his third save Tuesday, striking out two and hitting one batter in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 3-1 win over the Cardinals.

Benoit hasn't had the best July, taking two losses during a three-game stretch in the middle of the month, but he hasn't blown a save opportunity since inheriting the job. He owns a 1.88 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 51:13 K:BB ratio in 43 innings.


'Still a good chance' Joaquin Benoit gets dealt


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) A major-league source told MLBDailyDish.com that there is "still a good chance" the Padres trade reliever Joaquin Benoit, who has taken over the closer's role since San Diego traded Huston Street to the Angels. The Pirates and Indians could be two teams still interested in acquiring the veteran reliever.