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Report: Padres, Joaquin Benoit agree

Updated: December 18, 2013, 7:33 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres have agreed with former Detroit Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit on a two-year, $15.5 million contract, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

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

In his first season as Tigers closer, Benoit had 24 saves in 26 chances. But in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series, he allowed a tying grand slam by Boston's David Ortiz that was a turning point in ...

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