Chronicle: Benitez dealt to Marlins
The Giants have traded Armando Benitez to the Marlins, the Chronicle’s website reported this evening. The reviled closer, whose meltdown Tuesday gave fans strokes, played for the Marlins in 2004, before he came to San Francisco.
The story was posted before the team even announced what they got for Benitez. But most Giants fans would have paid to get him gone.
Update: According to ESPN, the player going to the Giants is reliever Randy Messenger. The 26-year-old, whose build resembles that of Benitez, is 1-1 with an excellent 2.66 ERA and 12 strikeouts over 23.2 innings.