Baseball bench-clearing incidents usually involve lots of milling around and little activity.
An episode Monday at Toronto, however, might impact the Blue Jays' postseason hopes.
Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis hurt his surgically repaired left shoulder in the same incident, and is day-to-day.
Benoit, 39, has been outstanding since joining the Blue Jays in a late-July trade that sent Drew Storen to the Seattle Mariners. In 25 appearances for Toronto, Benoit is 2-0 with a 0.38 ERA (one run in 23 2/3 innings).
Travis, 25, is batting .299 with a .331 on-base percentage, a .447 slugging percentage, 10 homers and 49 RBIs in 97 games.
The benches emptied twice Monday -- in the second inning when Toronto's J.A. Happ hit New York's Chase Headley with a pitch that the Blue Jays believed was retaliation for the Yankees' Luis Severino plunking Josh Donaldson an inning earlier, and in the bottom of the second when Severino drilled Justin Smoak with a pitch.
Severino was ejected along with Yankees manager Joe Girardi, pitching coach Larry Rothschild and bench coach Rob Thomson. The umpires did not eject anyone from the Blue Jays.