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    PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

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    JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

    News Now: Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic Video included

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    The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

    News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

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    Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

    Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

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    We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
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    USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

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    Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

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    Career W-L
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    Career ERA
    3.92
    Name  Joaquin Benoit
    Born  7/26/1977
    Height  6-4
    Weight  250
    Number  53
    Position  RP
    Bats  R
    Throws  R
    7/31/2014 6:10:00 PM
    Description: The trade deadline has passed and closer Joaquin Benoit is still a member of the San Diego Padres.
    Insight: A trade would have landed him in a set-up role, so this is good news for his fantasy value. Benoit has a 1.88 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP this season and he's closed out both save chances since Huston Street was traded.
     
    12/18/2013 4:19:00 PM
    Description: Reliever Joaquin Benoit is headed to San Diego on a two-year contract. SOURCE: Jeff Passan, Yahoo Sports
    Insight: The deal is going to be in the $14-15 million range. A few years ago it would have been unheard of for a setup man to make that much money but that seems to be where we're headed. He'll get a chance to close when Huston Street inevitably gets hurt again.
     
    6/21/2013 4:12:00 PM
    Description: Tigers manager Jim Leyland is expected to use Joaquin Benoit as his closer now that Jose Valverde has been designated for assignment.
    Insight: Benoit has a 1.80 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 35/9 K/BB, compared to a 5.59 ERA for Jose Valverde. Fantasy owners should grab Benoit if he's available.
     
    6/20/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Description: Tigers manager Jim Leyland refused to name a permanent closer, but did indicate that he's leaning toward Joaquin Benoit, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.
    Insight: "I'm not naming anybody closer," Leyland said Thursday. "All I'm saying if Benoit was available right now, I would try to close with him." Benoit will be available to pitch Thursday, so he's expected to get the save chance if one arises against Boston. Benoit has a 1.80 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 35/9 K/BB, compared to a 5.59 ERA for Jose Valverde. Valverde allowed five hits and four earned runs in the ninth inning Wednesday with Detroit already down 9-3. Fantasy owners should grab Benoit if he's available.
     
    4/11/2013 3:21:00 PM
    Description: Detroit manager Jim Leyland will continue to use Joaquin Benoit as the closer until a better candidate emerges. SOURCE: Detroit Tigers on Twitter
    Insight: There's still a chance that Jose Valverde (currently in extended spring training) could take over the ninth inning role at some point this season but until we hear otherwise, it looks like the job is Benoit's to lose.
     
    4/6/2013 11:04:00 PM
    Description: Tigers manager Jim Leyland says the he would like Joaquin Benoit to emerge as the closer due to his ability to get out both right-handed and left-handed batters. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, FOXSports.com
    Insight: The Tigers signed Jose Valverde to a minor league contract this week after Phil Coke blew a save. If you're looking to make a speculative add for short-term saves, Benoit is the guy.
     
    5/17/2012 2:25:00 PM
    Description: Joaquin Benoit will be used in save opportunities while Jose Valverde is out with a sore back.
    Insight: Benoit (.287) has been extremely effective as a setup man this year for Detroit, leading the majors in holds with ten. Valverde is hoping to be healthy enough to resume his closer duties in the next few days so if you're looking for a long-term solution for saves, Benoit probably isn't your best option.
     
    11/17/2010 2:01:00 PM
    Description: Enrique Rojas of ESPN.com reports the Tigers have signed Benoit to a three-year, $16.5 million contract
    Insight: Benoit had to settle for a minor league deal from Tampa Bay last season, and now will make $5.5 million per season after posting a 1.34 ERA over 63 appearances for the Rays this past season. (RapidDraft.com)
     
    2/16/2010 8:43:00 AM
    Description: MLB.com reports that the Rays have signed Benoit to a minor league contract.
    Insight: Benoit will be invited to Spring Training but he has a lot to prove after missing all of last season due to rotator cuff surgery. (SportsBuff.com)
     
    Cold1/28/2009 5:54:00 PM
    Description: Benoit will miss at least half of the season after undergoing rotator cuff surgery, according to the AP.
    Insight: Benoit spent part of 2008 on the DL with shoulder inflammation, so he was probably headed toward surgery sooner or later. He has been an above average strikeout reliever for the past four years. (SportsBuff.com)
     

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      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament
      Updated:

      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

      News Now: JDRF is walking for a cure Video included

      Updated:

      JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

      News Now: Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

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      • Hot and breezy in Tampa Bay

        Hot and breezy in Tampa Bay

        Saturday, April 25 2015 11:40 AM EDT2015-04-25 15:40:46 GMT
        Saturday is shaping up nicely!
        Saturday is shaping up nicely!
      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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