[Update] Enrique rojas of ESPN.com is now reporting that Benoit has signed with the Tigers. The deal is 3-years, $16.5 million.
And at $5.5 million per season, this means Rafael Soriano can expect a huge contract in free agency.
[11:25am] Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports is reporting that the Tigers are close to signing Joaquin Benoit to a multi-year deal…
The Detroit Tigers are nearing a multi-year agreement with right-hander Joaquin Benoit, major-league sources told FOXSports.com. The deal will be for three years, sources say.
Benoit is just a Type B free agent. That means the Rays will only receive a compensation pick between the first and second round of the 2011 draft.
Other than that, our reaction is…*CRYING*