Toronto Blue Jays: Joaquin Benoit Tears Calf During Brawl

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The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees got into a bit of a brawl Monday and it cost one Blue Jays reliever the rest of his season. Toronto manager John Gibbons announced Tuesday that reliever Joaquin Benoit will miss the rest of the season after tearing his calf in the melee. He’s expected to miss 2-3 weeks with the injury, which will probably cost him the rest of the year unless the Blue Jays make it deep into the playoffs. “It felt like something hit me,” he said, per ESPN. “I won’t be able to get on the mound anytime soon, so personally this is really disappointing.” Before the injury, Benoit boasted a 0.38 ERA in 23⅔ innings since being acquired by the Blue Jays from the Seattle Mariners in July. “It’s a big loss, no doubt about it,” Gibbons added. “He’s been so good.”

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