Griffin Benedict is in his seventh season as a Padres bullpen catcher. Joined the Major League staff during Spring Training of 2011. A minor league catcher, he was signed by the Padres as a 16th-round selection in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Over parts of two minor league seasons between Short-A Eugene, Single-A Fort Wayne and Triple-A Portland, he compiled a .240 batting average in 98 games. Resides in Dunwoody, Ga.