Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Busy Pre-Deadline Week Ends with Benoit Traded to Pirates

2017 Phillies Team Issue #53
When 4pm arrived on Monday afternoon, the Phillies had traded four veterans to contending teams for six prospects, $2 million in international pool money and veteran outfielder Hyun Soo Kim, who is a free agent following the season.  Joaquin Benoit was the final pre-waiver deadline deal, being sent to the Pirates (with cash) for right-handed pitcher Seth McGarry.

Benoit appeared in 44 games for the Phillies, going 1-4 with a 4.07 ERA in 42 innings pitched.  He leaves behind one sole Phillies baseball card to date, from the team issued photo card set.  (I've already featured this card in this game summary post, but since it's the only Phillies card out there of Benoit, here it is again.)

23-year-old McGarry has relieved 31 games this season for the High-A Bradenton Marauders, pitching to an impressive 1.34 ERA over 40 1/3 innings.  His few baseball cards can be found within Pirates' minor league team sets from the past three seasons.

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Departed During the 2017 Season
  • Tyler Goeddel - of (4/5/17) - Claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Dalier Hinojosa - rhp (5/16/17) - Released.
  • Mario Hollands - lhp (5/23/17) - Released.
  • Taylor Featherston - inf (6/9/17) - Traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash.
  • Joely Rodriguez - lhp (6/13/17) - Traded to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash.
  • Jeanmar Gomez - rhp (6/20/17) - Designated for assignment, released on 6/25/17 and signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers' organization, 7/15/17.
  • Michael Saunders - of (6/20/17) - Designated for assignment, released on 6/25/17 and signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays' organization, 6/28/17.
  • Pat Neshek - rhp (7/26/17) - Traded to the Colorado Rockies for Jose Gomez, Alejandro Requena and J.D. Hammer.
  • Howie Kendrick - lf-2b (7/28/17) - Traded with cash to the Washington Nationals for McKenzie Mills and future considerations.
  • Jeremy Hellickson - rhp (7/28/17) - Traded with cash to the Baltimore Orioles for Hyun Soo Kim, Garrett Cleavinger and future considerations.
  • Joaquin Benoit - rhp (7/31/17) - Traded with cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Seth McGarry.
Arrived During the 2017 Season
  • Ty Kelly - inf (4/22/17) - Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash.
  • Casey Fien - rhp (5/9/17) - Purchased from the Seattle Mariners.
  • Hyun Soo Kim - of (7/28/17) - Acquired with Garrett Cleavinger and future considerations from the Baltimore Orioles for Jeremy Hellickson and cash.

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