Padres pen still in progress 

December, 29, 2013
12/29/13
10:11
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The San Diego Padres officially announced the signing of reliever Joaquin Benoit on Saturday, a good ten days after the news of a deal originally broke. The long delay was so that results of Benoit's physical could be examined by the organization, a step in the contract approval process that, in 2014, can no longer be taken for granted.