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Joaquin Benoit | Relief Pitcher | #53

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/26/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1996 / UDFA / TEX
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Mariners activated RHP Joaquin Benoit from the 15-day disabled list.
Benoit made it through another throwing session without issue on Tuesday afternoon and will be available out of the Mariners' bullpen on Tuesday night. The veteran setup man wound up missing a little over three weeks because of inflammation in his right shoulder. May 17 - 4:17 PM

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Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) will try throwing Tuesday.

If all goes well, he could be activated from the disabled list for Tuesday's game. Benoit has been sidelined since April 21 with shoulder inflammation, but he should be back in a set-up role before long.
May 17 - 3:42 PM

Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) declared himself ready to return after throwing a simulated inning on Saturday.

His shoulder is 100 percent and Benoit said it's just up to the front office now. It doesn't look like he'll need a rehab assignment. Benoit could return to his setup role in the Mariners' bullpen any day now.
May 14 - 6:56 PM

When healthy, Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) will rejoin the Mariners bullpen without being sent on a rehab assignment.

Benoit threw a successful bullpen on Wednesday and will make a simulated appearance on Saturday. Shoulder inflammation sidelined him in late April, but he could be ready to return to the majors as early as next week.
Source: MLB.com
May 11 - 6:21 PM

Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) threw another successful bullpen session on Wednesday.

Benoit will make a simulated appearance this weekend and could be activated next week if everything continues to go according to plan. The veteran right-hander has been out since April 21 with shoulder inflammation.
May 11 - 2:34 PM

Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) will throw another bullpen session Wednesday.

Benoit made it through a mound workout Monday without issue and will throw with a little more intensity on Wednesday. He could then make a simulated appearance over the weekend. Out since April 21 with right shoulder inflammation, Benoit should be ready to rejoin the Mariners' bullpen late next week.
May 10 - 6:31 PM

Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Monday.

The Mariners will see how he feels Tuesday before deciding on the next step. The veteran right-hander has been sidelined since April 21 with shoulder inflammation.
May 9 - 6:42 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais confirmed Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session when the team returns to Seattle next week.

Benoit resumed throwing in the outfield on Sunday after being placed on the disabled list a week earlier with right shoulder inflammation. The 38-year-old produced a 3.60 ERA over five appearances before getting hurt. With Benoit sidelined, Joel Peralta has been filling the setup role ahead of closer Steve Cishek.
May 5 - 5:42 PM

Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) felt good after throwing in the outfield on Sunday.

Benoit has been sidelined for about a week and a half with with right shoulder inflammation, but he could be ready for a bullpen session by the end of the week. The veteran reliever should be back sometime this month if all goes well.
May 2 - 7:21 PM

Mariners placed RHP Joaquin Benoit on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 22, with right shoulder inflammation.

Benoit has been dealing with discomfort in the area for a while now, so he'll get some extended rest. The Mariners have called up Mayckol Guaipe to take his place in the bullpen.
Apr 25 - 5:29 PM

Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) threw a scoreless inning Saturday in his return to the mound.

Benoit had to pitch around a two-out error by Adam Lind but did so without any issues, preserving a one-run lead in the eighth inning. It was the veteran reliever's first appearance in over a week, as he's been battling a sore shoulder. The Mariners expect him to be fine.
Apr 17 - 8:16 AM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) should be available to pitch Friday against the Yankees.

Servais said that Benoit felt good in his most recent throwing session. Shoulder soreness is never welcome, but this looks like it is not a major injury. The veteran reliever also dealt with a bit of a back injury this spring, but that type of stuff is to be expected from a 38-year-old going on his 15th major league season.
Apr 13 - 7:40 PM

Joaquin Benoit is dealing with some shoulder soreness.

Benoit was unavailable in the eighth inning on Sunday, during which Joel Peralta served up a game-tying home run to Marcus Semien. The M's went on to lose in 10 innings. Benoit expects to be good to go within a couple of days.
Apr 11 - 6:23 PM

Joaquin Benoit hasn't appeared in a Cactus League game since March 14 due to back soreness.

But that is supposed to change on Wednesday night against the A's, and Mariners skipper Scott Servais has assured reporters the back issue wasn't all that serious. Benoit is slated to open the 2016 season in a setup role for Seattle closer Steve Cishek. The veteran right-hander could easily fall into some saves.
Mar 23 - 6:17 PM

Joaquin Benoit threw his first bullpen session of the spring on Friday and reported no problems with his back or hamstring afterwards.

The 38-year-old hurler has dealt with a variety of injuries the past few seasons, but enters camp with a relatively clean bill of health. He's slated to open the year as the primary setup man ahead of closer Steve Cishek, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him ascend to that ninth-inning role before the season is through.
Feb 27 - 9:35 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Steve Clevenger
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Adam Lind
2Dae-Ho Lee
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Franklin Gutierrez
CF1Leonys Martin
2Shawn O'Malley
RF1Seth Smith
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Taijuan Walker
4Wade Miley
5Nate Karns
6James Paxton
7Wade LeBlanc
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Joaquin Benoit
3Charlie Furbush
4Mike Montgomery
5Edwin Diaz
6Tony Zych
7Nick Vincent
8Vidal Nuno
9Ryan Cook
10David Rollins
11Nate Karns
12Tom Wilhelmsen
13Evan Scribner