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Blue Jays | Wild Card roster set

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:24:24 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays finalized their American League Wild Card roster Tuesday, Oct. 4, prior to their game with the Baltimore Orioles. Players reassigned to the minors include 2B Andy Burns, OF's Harold Ramirez and Darrell Ceciliani, 1B Chris Colabello, C Josh Thole and P's Danny Barnes, Joaquin Benoit, Matt Dermody, Mike Bolsinger, Bo Schultz, R.A. Dickey, J.A. Happ, Chris Smith, Chad Girodo and Aaron Sanchez.

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Blue Jays | Joaquin Benoit has torn calf muscle

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:20:23 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Joaquin Benoit (calf) has a torn calf muscle and is out indefinitely, according to manager John Gibbons.

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Blue Jays | Joaquin Benoit injured in brawl

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:03:59 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Joaquin Benoit (undisclosed) suffered some kind of undisclosed injury in a benches-clearing brawl Monday, Sept. 26, against the New York Yankees. He needed assistance leaving the field.

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Blue Jays | Roberto Osuna off limits Wednesday

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:01:41 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Roberto Osuna is unavailable Wednesday, July 27, along with RP Jesse Chavez. RP Jason Grilli and RP Joaquin Benoit will be called upon to protect late-inning leads.

Fantasy Tip: Grilli might have the upper hand. Benoit has a 5.18 ERA, while Grilli's ERA is 3.63 with a 1.33 WHIP and 50 K's in 34 2/3 innings. His K/9 is the highest it has been since his peak years with the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you have daily pickups, he's worth speculating on today if you're seeking saves.

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Blue Jays | Joaquin Benoit heads to Toronto

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:31:26 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired RP Joaquin Benoit from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RP Drew Storen Tuesday, July 26.

Fantasy Tip: The veteran Benoit was struggling with a 5.18 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 26 appearances this season. He is only worth a look in the deepest of AL-only fantasy formats at this point of his career.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns

Mariners | Joaquin Benoit's struggles continue

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:45:17 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Joaquin Benoit could lose his job as the club's primary setup man, after allowing eight earned runs in 8 2/3 innings over his last nine appearances, giving him a 5.30 ERA for the season. "Sometimes, his shoulder doesn't bounce back," manager Scott Servais said. "But it's probably more of a mechanical, release-point, timing issue. To see him miss the strike zone as much as he's missed it by, that's very un-normal. That's not him." Servais added that Benoit claimed his arm felt fine during his outing against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, June 30, even though there have been several recent occasions where he was unavailable to pitch. RP Edwin Diaz is the most likely candidate to take over the role, although RPs Tom Wilhelmsen and Nathan Karns are also expected to be placed under consideration.

Fantasy Tip: Diaz has posted a 2.03 ERA in 12 appearances since joining the parent club last month, with 23 strikeouts over 13 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old rookie right-hander should be owned in AL-only fantasy leagues and in other formats which value the holds category. Wilhelmsen and Karns aren't worth rostering outside of deep AL-only leagues.

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Mariners | Joaquin Benoit being eased in

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:11:17 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) is being eased in after returning from the disabled list Tuesday, May 17. Manager Scott Servais said they're unlikely to use Benoit on back-to-back days any time soon. Benoit hasn't pitched since April 21, but Servais said Benoit will return to pitch in high-leverage situations.

Fantasy Tip: With Steve Cishek blowing multiple saves within the last week, Benoit could eventually become a replacement option in the ninth inning if the M's choose to go that direction. It looks like Cishek has plenty of rope for now, though, especially with Benoit being eased back in. But Benoit has plenty of closing experience, and he should be stashed in deeper leagues if you're desperate for saves or if you own Cishek.

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Mariners | Joaquin Benoit off DL

Tue, 17 May 2016 13:48:08 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, May 17. RP Mayckol Guaipe was optioned to Class AAA Tacoma to make room for Benoit on the roster.

Fantasy Tip: This is noteworthy because Benoit is a relief pitcher with closing experience. While the move hasn't been made yet, Steve Cishek is on dangerous ground as the Mariners' closer. He has blown three saves in five days. You may want to pick up Benoit as a "handcuff" to Cishek in case Benoit is promoted to closer.

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Mariners | Joaquin Benoit to throw sim game

Fri, 13 May 2016 15:39:02 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) will throw simulated innings Saturday, May 14.

Fantasy Tip: Benoit is getting closer to a return and will likely return to his eighth-inning setup role behind Steve Cishek. Cishek has been remarkable in the early going and has rediscovered the command that made him a successful closer with Miami years ago. Unless Cishek starts to unravel, Benoit is merely a handcuff guy for Cishek owners in the deepest of leagues.

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Mariners | Joaquin Benoit progressing well

Tue, 10 May 2016 16:06:26 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) said his bullpen workout on Monday, May 9, went well. He'll throw again on Wednesday, May 11, and then tentatively pitch in a simulated game by the weekend.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like the 15-year veteran is progressing nicely. He's been one of the most consistent setup men in the business over the past several years, so Benoit might have something to offer owners in deep mixed leagues when he returns. With the Mariners winning right now, he can at least be useful to those who are in leagues that score holds.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton