Joaquin Benoit

Prospect Drew Anderson Skips Triple-A, Joins Phillies
When the Phillies traded reliever Joaquin Benoit to the Pittsburgh Pirates, it opened up not only a spot on the Phillies 25-man roster, but also the 40-man roster.   That meant the Phillies could add a player to the 40-man roster to bring him up to the big leagues, if he was not already on…
Phillies Mailbag: Shortstop, August Deals, Hoskins
Welcome to a post-trade deadline edition of the Phillies mailbag!  Each week we take your questions and then discuss them on the Sports Bash with Mike GIll, Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m.  Have a question?  Send it any time to @FrankKlose
Freddy Galvis has been on fire lately.  I...
Phillies Trade Joaquin Benoit to the Pittsburgh Pirates
In the Phillies 7-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon, the Phillies did not use relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit, his usual choice for the eighth inning.   After the game, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said, "You'll find out soon", when asked why the…
The Under-the-Radar Phillies Trade Candidate
I was wrong.  Very wrong.  The Phillies were approaching what seemed to be a real roster crunch as Spring Training was ending and the club had to find room for bench players Brock Stassi and Daniel Nava.  Time and time again, I though the Phillies would simply rele…
Phillies Mailbag: Closer, Draft Picks, Hoskins
It's time once again for the 97.3 ESPN Phillies mailbag!  Each week we take your questions and talk about them on the Sports Bash with Mike Gill at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.  Submit a question at any time to @FrankKlose
Pitching: Did you know the Phillies have lost 16 one run games w…
Pat Neshek Named Phillies Closer
The Phillies closers this season have included Jeanmar Gomez, Joaquin Benoit and Hector Neris.  Going forward the Phillies are going to go with closer number four.  Citing the need to get Neris to settle down some, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said prior to Wedne…
Phillies Roster Moves: Benoit Disabled, Pivetta to Start?
The Phillies were busy on Saturday morning making roster moves.  The first move was one that we were anticipating: Ben Lively was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start Saturday's matinee against the San Francisco Giants.  The corresponding move was that Mark Leiter, …

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