Padres finalize Benoit deal and DFA Adys Portillo

Duane Burleson

Welp, the Padres made it Facebook Official, they signed Joaquin Benoit after he passed his physical.  It's been 10 days since the deal was agreed upon between the two parties and announced to the public.  That must have been a very thorough physical, with lots of head turning and coughing.  The real news is that they decided to make room for Benoit by designating Adys Portillo for assignment.

Padres finalize two-year contract with Joaquin Benoit | padres.com: News

Ten days after agreeing to a two-year contract with free-agent relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit, the Padres officially consummated the deal on Saturday. In addition, the club designated right-handed pitcher Adys Portillo for assignment.

Padres beat writer Corey Brock says of Portillo:

He also says Padres GM Josh Byrnes is still on the look out for more arms for the bullpen.

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