Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tigers Close To Benoit Signing

Benoit might be Detroit's first
free-agent fish in what should
be a large pond for them
UPDATE: The deal is 3-years $16.5M. Amazing how he goes from barely getting a minor-league contract to this much cash, but he earned it 100%.
The Detroit Tigers might have gotten their first signing of what should be a busy offseason for them, as they are close to a multi-year deal with top set-up man Joaquin Benoit.  Benoit had one of the best seasons i've ever seen by a reliever, posting a 1.34 ERA and an absurd 11.2 K/9 in over 60 innings for the Tampa Bay Rays.  Details of the deal are not yet known, but it'll be interesting to see how many years the 33-year old will get.  Benoit had rotator cuff surgery and missed the 2009 season, so durability might be an issue.

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