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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%: 41/22 | Average Draft Position: 256.39
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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.

Joaquin Benoit records four-out save vs. Braves


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Padres relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit endured a shaky outing but still managed to pick up the save Friday night against the Braves in Atlanta.

Benoit struck out two and issued two walks over 1 1/3 innings of work to close out a 5-2 win. He needed 23 pitches to record the final four outs of the game. He converted his first save since April 19 and since earning his role as the closer. He owns a 1.93 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP over 42 innings of relief this season.

Joaquin Benoit worth it while it lasts


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) I discussed Joaquin Benoit's situation in a recent blog entry breaking down some of the more questionable closer situations in baseball, but to reiterate here, he figures to be awfully valuable stepping in for Huston Street as Padres closer ... for as long as it lasts, that is.

See, Benoit, at age 36 and with another year left on his contract, is just as much of a trade candidate as Street was before the Padres shipped him to the Angels this weekend. Then again, maybe the Padres and their stable of interm GMs don't want to put themselves in a position where they have to completely retock their bullpen this offseason. Or maybe they won't get an offer to their liking. Nobody says they have to trade Benoit. Most every July, a handful of seemingly obvious trade candidates end up staying right where they are.

So you'll want to take a flier on Benoit just for that possibility. His 1.99 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings this year are more or less in line with what he's done over the last five, and he was just as good for the half-season he spent as Tigers closer last year.

Plus, look how Street did as Padres closer. San Diego may not have a great team, but when it wins, it wins close.


Report: Three teams interested in Joaquin Benoit


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the Tigers, Pirates and Indians have shown interest in reliever Joaquin Benoit. The Padres unloaded Huston Street in a trade earlier in the weekend, so the team may be reluctant to deal Benoit before the deadline. The right-hander owns a 1.99 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP over 40 2/3 innings of relief.

Joaquin Benoit picks up the win Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Padres relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit took the win Sunday afternoon at home against the Mets.  Benoit struck out one and needed only eight pitches to retire the side in order in the ninth. The Padres scored on walkoff infield single in the bottom of the frame to give the right-hander the win. He owns a 1.99 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP over 40 2/3 innings of relief.

Joaquin Benoit to handle ninth-inning duties


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Now that the Padres have traded Huston Street to the Angels, the team will look for Joaquin Benoit to handle the ninth-inning duties moving forward, U-T San Diego reports.

Benoit was unable to maintain a tied game and allowed a run-scoring single to Travis d'Arnaud with two outs in the ninth on Friday against the Mets, his first appearance since the trade. He has 38 career saves, including one this season, and owns a 2.04 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP over 39 2/3 innings of relief.


Joaquin Benoit surrenders go-ahead run in the ninth


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) With Huston Street out of the picture, the Padres turned to Joaquin Benoit in the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Mets.

Benoit was unable to maintain a tied game and allowed a run-scoring single to Travis d'Arnaud with two outs in the ninth. The right-hander was charged with the loss after allowing one run on one hit and two walks while striking out one in one inning of a 5-4 defeat. He owns a 2.04 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP over 39 2/3 innings of relief.


Joaquin Benoit done in by home runs in loss Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Padres pitcher Joaquin Benoit took a loss Wednesday, giving up three earned runs on three hits, including two home runs, while striking out two in his team's 6-3 defeat against the Rockies.

Benoit (3-1) had surrendered just one home run all season going into Wednesday, but the Rockies swatted back-to-back home runs with one out in the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie and deliver Benoit his first loss. The reliever still owns a 1.91 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 43:7 K:BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings.