Marlins Release Armando Benitez

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald tweets that veteran reliever Armando Benitez was released by Florida's Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans.  Benitez was signed by the Marlins last month for his third go-around with the club and managed a 2.70 ERA in 6 2/3 relief innings for New Orleans, but his peripheral numbers (a 6.8 BB/9 ratio and a 1.65 WHIP) weren't impressive. 

Benitez, 37, hasn't pitched in the majors since appearing in eight games for Toronto in 2008.  His last outstanding season came, coincidentally, with Florida in 2004, when he racked up a league-best 47 saves and a miniscule 1.29 ERA.  Since that great campaign, however, Benitez has a 4.61 ERA in 125 major league innings.

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5 Comments on "Marlins Release Armando Benitez"

5 years 1 month ago

Here you go! Here is Walt Jocketty another primed ready candidate for Cinci!!! And he is young too!!! GO REDS!!

5 years 1 month ago


5 years 1 month ago

lol…well that was fast

5 years 1 month ago

LOL this dudes still around? Wow.

5 years 1 month ago

Wow, he didn’t even finish getting settled when they released him…oh well.