Padres closing in on Benoit 

December, 18, 2013
12/18/13
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With Grant Balfour now headed to the Baltimore Orioles, having agreed to a two-year, $14 deal with the team on Tuesday and Jose Veras joining the Chicago Cubs on a one-year, $4 million deal to perhaps challenge Pedro Strop for the closer's job there, the free agent reliever market is starting to dry up.