Source: Joaquin Benoit gets $16.5M deal

Updated: November 17, 2010, 3:17 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

Joaquin Benoit, perhaps the most dominant relief pitcher in the majors last season, agreed Wednesday to a $16.5 million, three-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, according to a source close to the negotiations.

Benoit, 33, will receive an annual salary of $5.5 million and has the opportunity to earn an additional $1 million in incentives each season, the source said.

As the Tampa Bay Rays' right-handed setup man for closer Rafael Soriano last season, Benoit posted a 1.34 ...

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