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Armando Benitez

41-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Signed a minor league contract with the Marlins in June of 2010.

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Benitez has been released by the Marlins and is again a free agent, reports Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

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Armando Benitez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 32 A SAN 2 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2005 32 MAJ SFO 30 0 0 30.0 25 15 5 23 16 2 3 19 4.50 1.37
2006 33 MAJ SFO 41 0 0 38.3 39 15 6 31 21 4 2 17 3.52 1.57
2007 34 MAJ FLA 36 0 0 33.0 32 21 5 39 20 2 5 9 5.73 1.58
2007 34 MAJ SFO 19 0 0 17.3 17 9 3 18 9 0 3 9 4.67 1.50
2007  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ FLA/SFO 55 0 0 50.3 49 30 8 57 29 2 8 18 5.36 1.55
2008 35 A DUN 7 0 0 7.0 9 3 0 9 0 1 0 0 3.86 1.29
2008 35 AAA SYR 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 35 MAJ TOR 8 0 0 6.3 4 4 3 9 2 0 1 0 5.68 0.95
2009 36 AAA ROU 7 0 0 9.3 7 4 4 9 3 2 0 1 3.86 1.07
2009 36 AAA ROU 1 0 0 1.0 5 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 36.00 5.00
2010 37 AAA NEW 8 0 0 6.2 6 2 2 5 5 0 1 4 0 0 2.70 1.77
Career  (View All)     771 0 0 788.3 553 273 95 956 409 41 48 298 3.12 1.22

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Armando Benitez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 32 A SAN 2 2 2.0 0.00 4.50 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.70 .000
2005 32 MAJ SFO 30 0 30.0 6.90 4.80 1.44 1.50 72.2% 4.50 5.49 .245
2006 33 MAJ SFO 41 0 38.3 7.28 4.93 1.48 1.41 0.63 83.3% 3.52 5.32 .300
2007 34 MAJ FLA 36 0 33.0 10.64 5.45 1.95 1.36 0.77 66% 5.73 4.68 .333
2007 34 MAJ SFO 19 0 17.3 9.35 4.67 2.00 1.56 0.77 73.9% 4.67 4.98 .312
2007  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ FLA/SFO 55 0 50.3 10.19 5.19 1.97 1.43 0.77 68.6% 5.36 4.79 .326
2008 35 A DUN 7 0 7.0 11.57 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 3.86 0.63 .456
2008 35 AAA SYR 1 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2008 35 MAJ TOR 8 0 6.3 12.79 2.84 4.50 4.26 0.43 66.7% 93.4 MPH 5.68 7.49 .101
2009 36 AAA ROU 7 0 9.3 8.68 2.89 3.00 3.86 100% 3.86 7.81 .148
2009 36 AAA ROU 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 36.00 100% 36.00 53.20 .355
2010 37 AAA NEW 8 0 6.2 7.26 7.26 1.00 2.90 100% 2.70 8.20 .243
Career     771 0 788.3 10.91 4.67 2.34 1.08 79.5% 3.12 3.95 .265

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Armando Benitez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Benitez has signed a minor league deal with the Marlins, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.

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The Marlins plan to sign Benitez and assign him to Triple-A New Orleans, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

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Benitez will begin the 2010 season with the Newark Bears, the Star Ledger reports.

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Benitez signed a minor league contract with the Astros on Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Benitez was designated for assignment on Saturday.

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Benitez allowed a homer to Jason Kubel on his first pitch in the eighth inning on Tuesday night.

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The Blue Jays purchased the contract of Benitez from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday.

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Benitez strained his hamstring in a game with Triple-A Syracuse, the Toronto Star reports.

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Benitez will start the season at Triple-A Syracuse once he receives his work visa, the Toronto Globe and Mail reports. He has a clause in his contract that he can become a free agent on May 1 if he's not on the major league roster.

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Benitez will be unable to pitch in a game for the Jays until he receives a U.S. work visa, according to the Fan 590.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Armando Benitez.

2008

Benitez struck out better than a batter an inning in 2007, but his control was awful and he didn't record a single save after his return to the Marlins. The 35-year-old has battled a succession of injuries the last few years, and while he should get a look this spring with a club in need of bullpen depth, Benitez's days of being entrusted with ninth inning leads are probably over.

2007

For someone with a 3.51 ERA, Benitez had about as much of a maligned season as possible. Most of the criticism was deserved, however, because he pitched rather poorly, posting an awful 31:21 K:BB over 38.1 IP. He also blew nearly a third of his save opportunities, missing eight chances in 25. He's still only 34 years old and has a career 2.95 ERA, but over the last two seasons with the Giants, he's been constantly hurt and has a putrid 54:37 K:BB. Benitez is a candidate to bounce back, but expect the Giants to at least bring in closer alternatives with his health and reliability such question marks. His arthritic knees are particularly troubling.

2006

Benitez came back very quickly from a torn groin muscle, so you can take his '05 line with a grain of salt. He's a solid second-tier closer who hasn't really pitched poorly since 1995.

2005

For the first time in his career Benitez failed to strike out a batter an inning -- and it didn't matter, as he set career highs in virtually every other category. The declining K rate continues to be a warning flag, and expecting a repeat of that ERA and WHIP would be foolish, but he should still rack of his share of saves with the Giants.

2004

Benitez will close for the Marlins and will try to return to his former elite status. He saved 21 games last season but only had one save opportunity (which he blew) in the last two months after he was traded to Seattle, his third team of 2003. Benitez entered last year having converted 117 of 129 save opportunities in the previous three season, a 90.7% save percentage, best in the majors. His 2003 season only enhanced his perception as combustible closer, as he blew eight save opportunities. His K:BB was less than 2:1, after posting a 3:1 ratio in 2002.

2003

Ignore his reputation as a closer who can't come through in the clutch when it comes to blown saves, a New York minute apparently lasts an entire career. In actuality, Benitez has converted 117 of 129 save opportunities, a 90.7% save percentage, best in the majors. Benitez's strikeout rate remains superb, and he even improved his control last year. Some reputations die hard.