AP source: Benoit, Phillies agree to $7.5M, 1-year deal
In this photo taken Aug. 5, 2016, Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit pitches during a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Most major league teams deal with injuries of some significance at some point in the season, from spring training right down to September. Covering those holes in the playoffs can be a big deal, or can create opportunities for a relatively unknown player to move into the limelight and succeed. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Joaquin Benoit and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $7.5 million, one-year contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because the agreement had not yet been announced.
Benoit, a 39-year-old right-hander, has had an ERA under 3.00 for six of the past seven years. He was 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA last season, including a 0.38 ERA after the Toronto Blue Jays acquired him from Seattle on July 26 for reliever Drew Storen.