The Detroit Tigers formally announced Friday the signing of free agent relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit. The two sides agreed to a 3 year $16.5 million contract for the 33 year old Dominican Republic native. Pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays last season, Benoit had a career low 1.34 ERA in 63 appearances. The right hander is expected to be the Tigers 8th inning setup man. Listen as Detroit Tigers President, CEO, and General Manager David Dombrowski and Joaquin Benoit discuss the signing.
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