Posted December 18, 2013

Report: Padres, reliever Joaquin Benoit agree to 2-year deal

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Joaquin Benoit (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Joaquin Benoit has a 4.11 career ERA but is coming off one of his best seasons. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Joaquin Benoit agreed to a two-year deal with the Padres on Wednesday, according to Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan.

The deal is worth close to $15 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Benoit, 36, has pitched for three teams in 12 big league seasons. He has a 4.11 career ERA, but was 4-1 with a 2.01 ERA and 24 saves in 26 opportunities last season for the Tigers. He had a 2.89 ERA in three seasons with Detroit.

He also has a 2.82 ERA  in 20 postseason games, but allowed David Ortiz’s grand slam in Game 2 of the ALCS this past season.

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1 comments
serveaux
serveaux

The Padres were better off with Luke Gregerson and his ~$5 million in arbitration. Instead we've got a questionable 36 year old and Seth Smith for ~$12 million. I don't get it.