It’s official, 39-year old reliever Joaquin Benoit has agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Phillies.
Benoit split last season with the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays where he posted a 2.81 ERA in 48 innings. While Benoit struggled with Seattle by posting a 5.18 ERA over 26 games, he showed many signs of success with Toronto, posting a 0.38 ERA in 23.2 innings.
The role Benoit will take on next season has yet to be determined, with Jeanmar Gomez and Hector Neris likely in the discussion for the setup and closer role.
To make room for Benoit on the 40-man roster, RHP Michael Mariot was designated for assignment.
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