Nationals sign reliever Joaquin Benoit
WASHINGTON– The Washington Nationals have reached a deal with a reliable relief arm.
Joaquin Benoit has signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the team.
Benoit, 40, split the 2017 season between the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates, totaling a 4.65 ERA in just over 50 innings.
He had gotten off to a better start with the Phillies before fading down the stretch after being traded to the Pirates at last year’s Trade Deadline.
He has been a model of consistency since 2010, appearing in at least 50 games each of the past 8 seasons with a 2.66 ERA.