Philadelphia Phillies trade reliever Joaquin Benoit to Pittsburgh Pirates

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PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies have traded right-hander Joaquin Benoit and cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league right-hander Seth McGarry.

Benoit, 40, was 1-4 with two saves and a 4.07 ERA in 44 appearances. He joins his eighth team in his 16 seasons in the majors.

McGarry had a 1.34 ERA in 31 games for Class A Bradenton this season. He was selected in the eighth round of the 2015 draft from Florida Atlantic.

Philadelphia also traded veteran reliever Pat Neshek, starter Jeremy Hellickson and infielder/outfielder Howie Kendrick in the past week. Pittsburgh traded lefty reliever Tony Watson to the Dodgers earlier Monday.



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