Joaquin Benoit

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Birthday
26, 1977
Birthplace
Dominican Republic
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1977 (age 42)
Birthplace
Dominican Republic

About

MLB relief pitcher known for his deceptive, low-80s change-up; spent the first 8 years of his career with the Texas Rangers and played for the Detroit Tigers from 2011 to 2013.

Before Fame

He signed with the Rangers at the age of 18 and spent a few years in the minors before making his big league debut on August 8, 2001.

Trivia

He pitched one season for the Tampa Bay Rays, 2010, and compiled a remarkable 1.34 ERA and 0.68 WHIP.

Family Life

He was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Associated With

He became the Tigers' closer in 2013 when former closer Jose Valverde was cut from the team after struggling to locate his pitches.