Yankees rumors: New York one of the likeliest destinations for Joaquin Benoit

Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

The Yankees are one of the teams reportedly interested in reliever Joaquin Benoit as they look to add relievers to the bullpen.

The Yankees are looking to add arms to the bullpen, and Joaquin Benoit is one of the relievers being considered. It is believed that Benoit is most likely to end up in Cleveland, Seattle, San Diego, New York (with the Yankees), or Chicago (with the Cubs).

The 36-year-old right-hander is coming off of a 2013 season with the Tigers where he found himself taking over the role of closer from Jose Valverde in June. Over the 67 innings that Benoit pitched in 2013, he posted a 9.81 K/9, 2.96 BB/9, and a 2.87 FIP. If saves are important to you, he ended the season with 24, out of 26 chances (One of those blown saves came in the form of a David Ortiz game-tying grand slam in Game 2 of the ALCS).

It seems as though David Robertson is likely to take over the role of closer, but Benoit could possibly throw his hat into the ring, or at the very least add some needed depth to the bullpen.

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