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Armando Benitez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (45) / 11/3/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Armando Benitez has agreed to a contract with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.
Benitez last appeared in the big leagues back in 2008, when he posted a 5.68 ERA in 6 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays. The 39-year-old is doubtful to ever make it back. Thu, May 24, 2012 03:22:00 PM

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Marlins released RHP Armando Benitez.

Benitez, 39, inked a minor league contract with the Fish in late June and was hoping to revitalize his career in their farm system. Unfortunately he allowed six hits and five walks over 6 2/3 innings at Triple-A New Orleans and was sent packing on Thursday. He may get a call from another club.
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 07:04:00 PM

Marlins signed RHP Armando Benitez to a minor league contract.

The 39-year-old veteran reliever will get started at Triple-A New Orleans. He hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2008, when he pitched 6 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays, so it may be a tough road back to the bigs.
Thu, Jun 24, 2010 07:46:00 PM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins are working out a minor league deal with veteran reliever Armando Benitez.

Again, the Marlins have to be one of the strangest organizations in all of sports. Benitez, 39, posted a 5.68 ERA in 6 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays back in 2008 before they designated him for assignment. He hasn't pitched in the majors since and is unlikely to make a major impact for the Fish. The right-hander is expected to get started at Triple-A New Orleans.
Thu, Jun 24, 2010 04:50:00 PM

Astros signed RHP Armando Benitez to a minor league contact.

A blast from the past, Benitez hasn't appeared in a major league game since last June 6 as a member of the Blue Jays. He was pitching with the Newark Bears this season. The 36-year-old reliever will report to Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.
Sat, Aug 22, 2009 04:32:00 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Armando Benitez for assignment.

The Jays decided just two days ago that it was worth keeping Benitez and optioning Brian Wolfe to Triple-A. However, one bad appearance from the veteran was enough to change their minds. Benitez, who helped blow last night's game in the eighth inning, had a 5.68 ERA and a 9/2 K/BB ratio in 6 1/3 innings.
Sat, Jun 7, 2008 01:23:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Armando Benitez from Triple-A Syracuse.

Giving Brandon League another chance would have made more sense than this. Benitez, who had just returned from a strained hamstring, allowed three runs in eight innings in the minors. All but the last of those innings had come for Single-A Dunedin, so he hadn't proven anything yet.
Sat, May 10, 2008 04:15:00 PM

Armando Benitez returned to the mound for Single-A Dunedin on Monday and pitched a scoreless inning.

Benitez, who is trying to work his way back to the majors with the Jays, had been out since April 12 with a strained hamstring.
Tue, May 6, 2008 03:17:00 AM

Armando Benitez strained his hamstring while making a minor league rehab appearance Monday.

Benitez suffered the injury while covering first base at Triple-A and doesn't look likely to join the Blue Jays' bullpen any time soon.
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 11:07:00 AM

Armando Benitez struck out all three hitters he faced Saturday in his first appearance for Single-A Dunedin.

Benitez didn't pitch at all this spring, so he'll have to make several appearances before the Jays consider calling him up. There's a good chance they'll decide to let him pitch elsewhere unless they have a couple of bullpen injuies.
Sun, Apr 6, 2008 03:28:00 AM

Blue Jays signed RHP Armando Benitez to a minor league contract.

Benitez' only shot at moderate success is as a closer, but Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi made it clear they are not looking at him for that role. Benitez finished last season 2-8 with a 5.36 ERA, and is a longshot to make the Blue Jays' opening roster.
Tue, Mar 11, 2008 12:21:00 PM

Marlins declined to offer arbitration to RHP Armando Benitez, INF Aaron Boone and RHP Byung-Hyun Kim.

Benitez's name has yet to come up in rumors. We assume most teams believe he won't be useful outside the closer's role, and it's doubtful that anyone wants him for the ninth at this point. Boone could stay with the Marlins.
Sun, Dec 2, 2007 02:04:00 AM

Armando Benitez (sore back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.

It is still possible that Benitez will pitch again this season, but he isn't expected to be available for at least another five days.
Fri, Sep 21, 2007 10:13:00 AM

Armando Benitez, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 1 due to a sore back, will be out at least another week.

Benitez didn't travel with the Marlins on their current roadtrip opting to stay at home and work with his personal trainer.
Sat, Sep 15, 2007 07:09:00 AM

Armondo Benitez threw off a mound Monday for the first time since injuring his back nine days ago.

Benitez says his back remains sore, but he should be able to return in the next week.
Tue, Sep 11, 2007 09:00:00 AM

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