Blue Jays sign Benitez



    TORONTO, March 11 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have agreed to terms on a
minor league contract with RHP ARMANDO BENITEZ.
    BENITEZ, 35, split last season between the San Francisco Giants and
Florida Marlins of the National League. He was a combined 2-8 with an ERA of
5.37 and 17 saves in 54 games. The 6'4" 260 lb. right-hander has played for
six teams spanning a 14-year career, highlighted by 289 career saves. He has
recorded three seasons of 40+ saves, including 47 with the Florida Marlins in
2004.




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