Griffin Benedict is in his third 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.