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Joaquin Benoit expected to avoid the disabled list

Aug 21, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

Joaquin Benoit

Padres closer Joaquin Benoit hasn’t appeared in a game since last Wednesday due to soreness in his throwing shoulder, but Dennis Lin of UT-San Diego reports that he’s expected to avoid the disabled list.

Benoit had no issues after he threw long toss and a five-minute bullpen session today at Dodger Stadium. Padres manager Bud Black believes he could be able to return to action tomorrow or Saturday.

Benoit, who inherited the closer role after the Huston Street trade, has compiled a 1.64 ERA, seven saves, and a 59/14 K/BB ratio over 49 1/3 innings this season.

  1. chargrz - Aug 22, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Great news. Go Padres!

  2. pisano - Aug 22, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Oh that’s great, the Padres need him for the stretch drive.

    • gloccamorra - Aug 22, 2014 at 7:38 PM

      Stretch drive? Ha ha. Actually, they still have a chance for the second wild card. They don’t necessarily need Benoit though – they have the Quack! Kevin Quackenbush. Remember that name!

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