It’s official. The Phillies have signed right-handed reliever, Joaquin Benoit to a one-year contract. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Phillies have designated RHP Michael Mariot for assignment.
The 39-year old Benoit signed for a reported to be $7.5 M for the one year. Benoit joins recent waiver claim David Rollins and recent trade acquisition Pat Neshek as veteran options to the young Phillies’ bullpen.
Other Phillies who have been the subject of rumors in DC include Cesar Hernandez (Angels) and Odubel Herrera (Rangers). Nothing concrete so far, just random mentions in a few Twitter feeds.