Report: Joaquin Benoit to Padres

Updated: December 18, 2013, 12:16 PM ET
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SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres have reached a two-year, $15.5 million agreement with former Detroit Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal is pending on Benoit passing a physical.

The 36-year-old Benoit had 24 saves in 26 chances in his first season as Tigers closer. He allowed a tying grand slam to Boston's David Ortiz in Game 2 of the AL ...

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