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September 30, 2018 10:53 PM
Nationals' Joaquin Benoit: Still not back to pitching
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit (forearm) never returned to full pitching in 2018, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Benoit strained his right forearm back in spring training, and according to Zuckerman, he also picked up a shoulder injury along the way. Either way, the veteran was never able to ramp up his throwing and even declined surgery to fix the issues due to his age (41). This rough development and his middling performance in 2017 suggest he'll have a tough time finding work ahead of the 2019 season.

May 12, 2018 07:20 PM
Nationals' Joaquin Benoit: Transferred to 60-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit was moved to the 60-day disabled list Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Benoit was removed from the 40-man roster in order to make room for Mark Reynolds, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Syracuse. The move is largely a bureaucratic one, as Benoit is still several weeks away from returning from a forearm strain.

April 27, 2018 05:08 PM
Nationals' Joaquin Benoit: Back to throwing Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit (forearm) began a throwing program Friday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

This is a big step forward for the veteran reliever, as he had been unable to play catch since incurring a forearm strain at the end of spring training. However, given how long it's been since he's taken part in baseball activities, he'll likely need a few more weeks before a full return to action, though his return timetable should become clearer once he starts his rehab assignment.

April 12, 2018 04:52 PM
Nationals' Joaquin Benoit: Has yet to resume throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit remains sidelined with a strained forearm and has yet to resume a throwing program, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

Benoit has been dealing with this specific injury since the final week of spring training and it doesn't appear to be going away, as it's been over three weeks since the 40-year-old has played catch. At this point, it seems likely that he won't be back in action until the end of April, assuming he's able to start a throwing program in the near future. Expect an update on his status once he resumes activities.

March 27, 2018 03:24 PM
Nationals' Joaquin Benoit: Placed on disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit (forearm) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Benoit has been battling a strained forearm throughout camp and will need more time to get up to speed before starting his season. He'll fill a middle-relief role for the Nationals upon his return. Trevor Gott and Austin Adams are the leading candidates to fill his spot in the bullpen while he remains injured.

March 21, 2018 12:08 PM
Nationals' Joaquin Benoit: Will open season on DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit acknowledged Wednesday that he's dealing with a strained right forearm and will open the season on the disabled list, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

The 40-year-old is slated to work in middle relief this season for a deep Nationals bullpen, but he'll need some time to recuperate as the elbow issue has hindered him throughout the spring. Benoit was hit hard in his three Grapefruit League appearances before being shut down for the past week, so he'll remain in Florida for extended spring training and continue rehabbing until he feels ready to pitch for the big club. The Nationals are expected to fill his spot in the bullpen with another right-handed option, with Trevor Gott and Austin Adams seemingly representing the top candidates.

February 20, 2018 12:16 AM
Nationals' Joaquin Benoit: Reaches deal with Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Nationals on Monday, Jerry Crasnick of reports.

The 40-year-old reliever recorded a 4.65 ERA in 50.1 innings with Pittsburgh and Philadelphia last season. It was his worst ERA since 2008, but his 5.17 xFIP indicates that it was well deserved. His strikeout rate of 21.6 percent fell to exactly league average, though his fastball velocity took a slight uptick to 94.8 mph. His days of being a high-leverage reliever are probably over, but he may still have enough left in the tank to hold down a big-league job.

September 12, 2017 01:08 PM
Pirates' Joaquin Benoit: Away from team with family issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit left the Pirates to attend to a family matter in the Dominican Republic, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

It's unclear how long Benoit will be away from the team, but Daniel Hudson, George Kontos and A.J. Schugel will be in charge of getting the ball to Felipe Rivero in the meantime. Benoit, who owns an unimpressive 4.65 ERA through 50.1 innings this season, will return to a setup role out of Pittsburgh's bullpen once he returns.

September 1, 2017 03:36 PM
Pirates' Joaquin Benoit: Activated from disabled list Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit (knee) was reinstated from the 10-day DL on Friday.

Benoit rejoins the team prior to Friday's game against the Reds following a 10-day stay on the disabled list. The right-hander was able to toss a simulated game Tuesday and appears to be at full health going into the weekend.

August 29, 2017 12:32 PM
Pirates' Joaquin Benoit: Slated for simulated game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit (knee) will throw a simulated game Tuesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

If Benoit can get through Tuesday's simulated game without issue, there's a good chance he'll be able to return when eligible Sept. 1. It's unclear whether the Pirates will bother with a rehab stint at this point; expect an update Wednesday, once the club can evaluate the impact of the simulated game on Benoit's knee.

August 22, 2017 05:56 PM
Pirates' Joaquin Benoit: Hits disabled list with knee issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit (knee) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.

One day after a 38-pitch outing -- his most in a game since April 2012 -- Benoit hits the disabled list with inflammation in his left knee. It's uncertain if he will be ready to return right away when eligible Sept. 1.

August 5, 2017 04:24 PM
Pirates' Joaquin Benoit: Finding outs hard to come by
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit allowed two hits, two walks and two runs while retiring just one batter Friday against the Padres.

He's served up homers in both of his outings since coming over in a trade to the Pirates. As a result, Benoit could become relegated to pitching in low-leverage situations until he finds his bearings.

August 1, 2017 04:48 AM
Pirates' Joaquin Benoit: Traded to Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Phillies traded Benoit and cash considerations to the Pirates for minor-league pitcher Seth McGarry on Monday.

Benoit compiled a 4.07 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 42 innings this season before being dished. The Pirates just traded fellow reliever Tony Watson to the Dodgers, so the right-handed Benoit will likely slide into the lefty's old setup role.

July 16, 2017 12:32 AM
Phillies' Joaquin Benoit: Fading as 40th birthday approaches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit has 17 strikeouts in 13.2 innings since coming off the disabled list June 11.

Despite now sitting at 36 strikeouts on the season, it appears the stress on Benoit's arm has finally caught up to him as he's posting his first ERA over 4.00 since 2008 with Texas. The velocity hasn't been the problem, with his fastball actually averaging a career best 94.9 mph. Instead, the main issue has been the control as batters are seeing his pitches and getting contact against him at consistent rates.

June 11, 2017 11:28 AM
Phillies' Joaquin Benoit: Activated from disabled list Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit (knee) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday.

Benoit was placed on the DL with a left knee sprain on June 3 but is set to return after needing the minimum 10 days to recover. He'll slot back in as one of the team's late-inning setup options. Benoit held a 3.68 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with eight holds before his trip to the DL.

June 10, 2017 06:56 AM
Phillies' Joaquin Benoit: On track to come off DL on Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit (knee) remains on track to come off the disabled list Sunday, Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Benoit tossed a bullpen session Friday as scheduled. He has been on the disabled list since straining his left knee last weekend while walking down a flight of stairs.

June 9, 2017 11:56 AM
Phillies' Joaquin Benoit: Could come off DL on Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit (knee) could be activated from the disabled list Sunday, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Benoit has been on the disabled list since straining his left knee last weekend while walking down a flight of stairs. He threw a bullpen session Wednesday and will throw another one Friday.

June 3, 2017 03:12 PM
Phillies' Joaquin Benoit: Placed on disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a left knee sprain.

It's not immediately clear how long Benoit will be sidelined, but his DL placement is retroactive to June 1, so he will be eligible to be activated a week from Sunday. Adam Morgan was called up to take Benoit's spot in the bullpen for the time being.

May 15, 2017 02:52 PM
Phillies' Joaquin Benoit: Picks up win against Nats on Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit (1-2) collected his first win of the season with a scoreless eighth inning during Sunday's victory over Washington in the first game of the doubleheader.

Benoit allowed two baserunners, but he was able to pitch his was out of the jam, and the offense plated three runs in the top of the ninth inning to hand the veteran a win. There are a number of blemishes on Benoit's game log, and his 5.06 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 7.9 K/9 and 6.2 BB/9 aren't target-worthy fantasy numbers.

May 11, 2017 05:48 AM
Phillies' Joaquin Benoit: Frustrated after allowing five runs Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benoit was tagged with his second loss of the season after allowing five runs on three hits in one-third of an inning Wednesday against the Mariners.

Benoit expressed some frustration after the game about the undefined roles in the Phillies' bullpen. He told Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia that he believes "it would be better if everybody knows what the role is and when you're going to contribute." Benoit was working the seventh inning Wednesday, but has been used in a setup role and to close games this season. Manager Pete Mackanin hasn't been able to set defined roles because none of his pitchers have seized the closing gig when given an opportunity.

Situational Stats
vs Washington 5.211 4.76132
vs LHB 26.000 4.5001123
vs RHB 24.100 4.8101123
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
2001TEX00 10.80110000 5.08663034
2002TEX45 5.3117130011 84.2915150655859
2003TEX85 5.4925170000 105.09967642335187
2004TEX35 5.6828150000 103.011367651983195
2005TEX44 3.723290000 87.0693936923878
2006TEX11 4.865600002 79.2684943533885
2007TEX74 2.8570000613 82.0682826622887
2008TEX32 5.004400014 45.0402825603543
2010TB12 1.346300014 60.130109601175
2011DET43 2.956600027 61.0472220521763
2012DET53 3.687300026 71.05931291412284
2013DET41 2.01660002426 67.0471515512273
2014SD42 1.49530001112 54.128109311464
2015SD65 2.346700026 65.1361717722363
2016SEA-TOR31 2.815100014 48.0371715512452
2017PHI-PIT16 4.655200026 50.1432826712246
2018WAS00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 5849 3.83764550053911068.2883485455129324371058
Batting Stats
2001TEX1000000000 --- --- ---
2002TEX17000000000 --- --- ---
2003TEX25200000000 .000 .000 .000
2004TEX28610000400 .000 .000 .000
2005TEX33100000000 .000 .000 .000
2006TEX56000000000 --- --- ---
2007TEX70000000000 --- --- ---
2008TEX44000000000 --- --- ---
2010TB63000000000 --- --- ---
2011DET66000000000 --- --- ---
2012DET73000000000 --- --- ---
2013DET66000000000 --- --- ---
2014SD53000000000 --- --- ---
2015SD67000000000 --- --- ---
2016SEA-TOR51000000000 --- --- ---
2017PHI-PIT52000000000 --- --- ---
Total 765910000400 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2001TEXP1100000 ---
2003TEXP25172481510 .958
2004TEXP2815136611 .923
2016SEA-TORP51071420 .714
Total  76455145489345 .972
More Pitching Stats
2001TEX056 0.8310000 .36426 19.8 .8180
2002TEX281111 0.7671007 .272405 16.4 .4030
2003TEX091131 0.7245013 .246462 13.1 .5090
2004TEX082127 0.6941003 .279456 13.3 .4890
2005TEX062120 0.5352001 .212369 11.3 .3280
2006TEX46489 0.7610003 .224347 12.3 .3102
2007TEX27181 0.9422003 .225337 10.8 .3487
2008TEX23160 0.5511003 .233209 15.0 .4073
2010TB14457 0.8122101 .147217 6.1 .2653
2011DET14270 0.6932003 .218241 9.7 .3065
2012DET25765 0.9511002 .228288 10.4 .4324
2013DET26260 1.08100102 .197265 9.4 .3072
2014SD23860 0.6711013 .151205 7.1 .2471
2015SD16961 1.1553002 .159254 8.4 .3054
2016SEA-TOR13753 0.7722001 .210204 11.6 .3183
2017PHI-PIT13467 0.5521001 .228213 11.8 .4074
2018WAS000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 218701218 0.7651242238 .2234498 11.4 .37538
Postseason Pitching Stats
2010TB10 0.00300000 3.20000003
2011DET00 1.17500000 7.24111039
2012DET00 3.38600001 5.16221015
2013DET00 6.35600034 5.274411110
Total 10 2.822000035 22.1177731527
Minor League Pitching Stats
1996 R-Texas65 2.281413200 75.0632619402363
1997 R-Rangers33 2.051010100 44.0401410011138
1998 A-Savannah43 3.831515100 80.0794134831868
1999 A-Charlotte74 5.312222000105.011767625115083
2000 AA-Tulsa44 3.831616000 82.1734035643072
2001 AA-Tulsa10 3.3244000 21.2238811623
2001AAA-Oklahoma95 4.192424110131.0113636114473142
2002 A-Charlotte00 0.0011000 5.01000038
2002AAA-Oklahoma84 3.561616000 98.27442398737103
2003AAA-Oklahoma21 3.8266000 33.0281714321131
2004 AA-Frisco00 0.0011000 2.00000006
2005 R-Rangers00 0.0011000 2.00000014
2005AAA-Oklahoma01 5.4031000 5.04331142
2008 AA-Frisco00 16.2031000 1.24330142
2008AAA-Oklahoma10 0.0020000 3.01000003
2010AAA-Durham Bulls01 2.8980002 9.183320317

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Santiago, DR
Washington Nationals

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