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.
Here you go! Here is Walt Jocketty another primed ready candidate for Cinci!!! And he is young too!!! GO REDS!!
lol…well that was fast
LOL this dudes still around? Wow.
Wow, he didn’t even finish getting settled when they released him…oh well.