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Joaquin Benoit

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Padres | Huston Street has groin strain

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:29:47 -0800

San Diego Padres RP Huston Street (groin) is dealing with a minor groin pull and is being pushed back.

Fantasy Tip: This injury shouldn't compromise his ability to be ready by opening day, but it does remind owners that Street is oft-injured. Joaquin Benoit is solid handcuff option and will likely be the first to step in for saves if Street misses time during the season.

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

Padres | Joaquin Benoit to pitch the eighth

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:46:08 -0800

San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit is expected to be the eighth-inning setup man to RP Huston Street this year. Benoit will also provide insurance to Street in case he's injured and misses time.

Fantasy Tip: Benoit can remain a worthy fantasy player to own, especially as a handcuff to the oft-injured Street. NL-only leaguers probably wouldn't mind him gracing their roster, either, for his valuable peripherals that should look nicer at PETCO Park.

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Padres | Still looking for bullpen help

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 01:46:41 -0800

Despite signing free-agent RP Joaquin Benoit (Tigers) on Saturday, Dec. 28, the San Diego Padres are still in the market for extra bullpen help if it comes up. The team has floated the idea of using SP Cory Luebke in relief as he works back from injury.

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Padres | Joaquin Benoit financial details

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:28:08 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit will make $6 million in 2014 and $8 million in 2015. The deal also includes an $8 million vesting option for the 2016 season (if Benoit appears in at least 55 games during the 2015 season) or a $1.5 million buyout.

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Padres | Not looking to move Huston Street

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:02:29 -0800

Despite the signing of RP Joaquin Benoit, the San Diego Padres are not actively looking to move CL Huston Street.

Fantasy Tip: Benoit and Street are likely to battle for the closer's job in 2014. Whoever emerges as the winner will be a strong fantasy play. The Padres aren't likely to blow out many teams, so there will be plenty of save opportunities.

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Padres | Joaquin Benoit agrees

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 07:40:59 -0800

The San Diego Padres agreed with free-agent RP Joaquin Benoit (Tigers) on a two-year deal worth around $15 million.

Fantasy Tip: Benoit will presumably battle Huston Street for the closer gig in 2014. We think Benoit has a good chance to win the job. Street, 30, has had numerous DL stints over the past few years, and his K/9 took a sharp decline in 2013. Benoit could be an upper-tier closer in PETCO Park. He has power stuff and thrived in his first real shot at closing last year. Monitor this situation in camp, but pounce on Benoit in the late-middle rounds of drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Padres | Front-runners for Joaquin Benoit

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:22:43 -0800

One source believes the San Diego Padres are front-runners to sign free-agent RP Joaquin Benoit (Tigers).

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Padres | Interested in Joaquin Benoit

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:05:37 -0800

The San Diego Padres are interested in signing free-agent RP Joaquin Benoit (Tigers) for two years and $14 million, and they may be willing to add a third-year option, too.

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Indians | Interested in Joaquin Benoit

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:05:14 -0800

The Cleveland Indians are interested in signing free-agent RP Joaquin Benoit (Tigers) for two years and $14 million.

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Orioles | Talking to two relievers

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).

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi