Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:03:19 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles are in talks with free-agent RPs Joaquin Benoit (Tigers) and John Axford (Cardinals).
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:55:39 -0800
The Colorado Rockies' talks with free-agent RP Joaquin Benoit (Tigers) is losing steam as he is believed to have a more lucrative offer.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:46:23 -0800
The Detroit Tigers are thought to have little interest in retaining free-agent RP Joaquin Benoit unless Benoit gives up his desire to become a closer once again.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:36:58 -0800
The New York Yankees are interested in adding two relievers this offseason, and they have had plenty of internal discussions about free-agent RP Joaquin Benoit (Tigers).
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:44:10 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are reportedly interested in free-agent RPs Joaquin Benoit (Tigers), J.P. Howell (Dodgers), Edward Mujica (Cardinals) and Joe Smith (Indians).
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 01:04:36 -0800
The Detroit Tigers do not expect to make any qualifying offers to any of their free agents this offseason. This likely means 2B Omar Infante, CL Joaquin Benoit and SS Jhonny Peralta will hit the free agent market without compensation should they sign elsewhere.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:11:03 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Joaquin Benoit was rested Monday, Sept. 2, after having pitched three of the previous four games.
Fantasy Tip: Jose Veras came in for the save in Benoit's absence.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:39:28 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said it's unlikely that RPs Joaquin Benoit and Bruce Rondon would be available for either of the games of a doubleheader Friday, Aug. 16, because of their usage in the last few days.
Fantasy Tip: The Tigers lost the first game of the twin bill, so a closer wasn't needed. If a save sitch arises in the nightcap, expect Jose Veras to be deployed in the ninth.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:16:19 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said RP Jose Veras will be used to pitch in the seventh or eighth innings, meaning RP Joaquin Benoit will continue to serve as the team's closer. However, Veras could fill in in the ninth if Benoit needs to rest. Right-handed hitters are batting only .162 (12-for-75) against Veras with two home runs, eight walks and 30 strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Veras can still serve a need in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues thanks to his solid peripherals, but he's likely not worth the roster spot in shallow leagues anymore.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:31:16 -0700
Updating an immediate report, Detroit Tigers president Dave Dombrowski said RP Jose Veras will supplement the roles of RPs Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly.
Fantasy Tip: Well there's a bit of a curveball. Benoit has been stellar this season, but he lacks the closing experience to give confidence that he can withstand a playoff race. Veras could still come into play before all is said and done, so we wouldn't drop him. However, he loses significant value in a setup role.