Joaquin Benoit named new Phillies closer
Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin announced on Monday that Joaquin Benoit would be the team's closer for the time being.
Benoit replaces Jeanmar Gomez, who has tossed just three innings but has given up five runs including two home runs already. The 38-year-old Benoit has 51 career saves but maybe just temporarily holding the closer spot for Hector Neris. For now, Benoit is worth a pickup for those in need of saves.
Benoit posted a 2.81 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 48 innings pitched last year between the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays.
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