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As Mike Rizzo continues to shop Mike Morse, the Nationals are looking at other options to bolster their pitching staff.
The Nats are reportedly interested in 36-year-old Javier Vazquez who is working out for scouts in his native Puerto Rico. Vazquez is touching the mid-90's, which has caught the eye of at least three major league teams.
Vazquez had a solid 2011 season with the Marlins, but sat out last season. The Nats added Dan Haren in the off season to fill out their rotation, but Vazquez could work in long relief or as a spot starter, or even bump one of the projected starters to the bullpen.
Washington has also added a trio of relievers.
-Six foot eight inch Sean West is a left hander that spent several seasons with the Marlins. West was once a top prospect, but did not pitch in 2012.
-28 year old left hander Brandon Mann has signed a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Mann spent the last two seasons pitching in Japan after eight se...
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Rafael Soriano and the Washington Nationals have reportedly agreed to a $28 million, two-year deal with a third-year vesting option for $14 million according to ESPN.
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According to Bob Nightengale of USA...
The Washington Nationals have agreed on a two-year deal with relief pitcher Rafael Soriano.
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Reliever Rafael Soriano and the Washington Nationals were working to finalize a $28 million, two-year contract on Tuesday, said a person familiar with the negotiations.
The person said Soriano's deal would contain a $14 million option for 2015 that would become guaranteed if he has 120 games finished over 2013 and 2014 combined. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...
The Washington Nationals have signed free agent reliever Rafael Soriano to a two-year, $28 million deal with a vesting option for a third season, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo. The option for 2015 will vest if Soriano finishes 120 games over the 2013 and 2014 seasons, ensuring he'll be Washington's closer during the life of the contract.
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