Phillies Trade Pitcher Joaquin Benoit To Pirates

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Phillies announced Monday afternoon that they have traded right-handed pitcher Joaquin Benoit.

Benoit, along with cash considerations, will head to the Pittsburgh Pirate for minor league right-handed pitcher Seth McGarry, Phillies General Manager Matt Klentak said.

McGarry, 23, appeared in 31 games for single-A Bradenton this season, posting a 1.34 ERA and 0.84 WHIP as he held opponents to a .146 average.

Benoit, who the Phillies signed as a free agent this past off-season, appeared in 44 games, posting a 4.07 ERA, averaging little more than nine strikeouts per nine innings.

In addition, Pittsburgh will be Benoit’s eighth team in his 16 seasons in the majors.

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