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Digest: Nationals sign reliever Joaquín Benoit to one-year deal

Digest: Nationals sign reliever Joaquín Benoit to one-year deal

Suddenly in desperate need of proven bullpen depth, the Washington Nationals signed 40-year-old reliever Joaquín Benoit to a one-year major league contract worth $1 million, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Washington Post. The deal was pending a physical as of Monday afternoon. Benoit has pitched for eight teams across 16 major league seasons since making his debut in 2001. Last year, he had a 4.65 ERA in 52 relief appearances with the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates . The news comes less than a week after Koda Glover reported to spring training with soreness in his right shoulder and was shut down.

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