Joaquin Benoit drawing interest from Tigers, Pirates and Indians


With Huston Street being traded to the Angles, Joaquin Benoit has taken over the closers role for the Padres. His stay in that spot could be short though as numerous teams are interested in the 36-year-old right hander.

The Tigers are interested in bringing Benoit back to Detroit but at-least two other teams are also showing interest reports CBS Sports‘ Jon Heyman. Both the Pirates and Indians are looking to strengthen their bullpen and could add Benoit who has a 1.99 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP and a 47/11 K/BB ratio though 40 2/3 innings of work.

Benoit landed a two-year deal worth $15.5 million over the winter. He is set to make $8 million in 2015 and has an option for 2016 worth $8 million which also has a $1.5 million buyout.

Given the Padres current bullpen makeup it is not a certainty that Benoit will be traded, however if the package is right he will be moved.

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