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Cubs Call Up Rafael Soriano, DFA Edwin Jackson

In a move that has many Chicago Cubs fans saying “It’s about time”, former starting pitcher-turned rarely used bullpen arm Edwin Jackson has been designated for assignment by the club to make room for Rafael Soriano on the big league roster. Soriano, 35, hasn’t pitched in a Major League contest since the playoffs in 2014 for the Washington Nationals. He’s been putting in...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs promote reliever Rafael Soriano from Triple-A

CHICAGO (AP) Rafael Soriano can earn an additional $1 million based on games pitched as part of his contract with the Chicago Cubs. The reliever's contract was selected from Triple-A Iowa on Monday, and he will earn $1,725,137 for the remaining 77 days of the season, the prorated share of his $4.1 million contract. His deal includes performance bonuses of $250,000 each for 20, 25...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Maddon says Rafael Soriano to join Cubs on Monday

ATLANTA (AP) Cubs manager Joe Maddon says reliever Rafael Soriano will join the team Monday in Cincinnati, and Edwin Jackson will be designated for assignment. Following Sunday's 4-1 victory over Atlanta, Maddon said that Soriano will return to the majors after pitching a combined seven games at Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. Chicago signed the 35-year-old Soriano to a pro...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs promote Soriano

Reliever Rafael Soriano has been promoted to Triple-A Iowa, according to The Cubs signed the 35-year old right-hander on June 9 and he pitched well in Double-A prior to the promotion. Soriano is a 13-year Major League veteran, that the Cubs are hoping will strengthen their bullpen toward the end of the season. (h/t Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports  
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprise! Cubs sign Rafael Soriano to minor league deal

If you had the Chicago Cubs as the team reliever Rafael Soriano would sign with in your office pool, congratulations. (Some office out there was running such a pool, right?) As first reported by the Washington Post’s James Wagner on Tuesday, the 35-year-old signed a minor league deal with the Cubs with a base salary of $4.1 million and an opportunity to double that total with...
Via The Outside Corner
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays should sign Rafael Soriano

Rafael Soriano inexplicably remains on the free agent market unsigned after failing to agree to terms with any teams this offseason. It’s bizarre. Soriano is coming off a season with the Nationals where he posted 30 saves, a healthy 3.19 ERA and 8.6 SO/9 against just 2.8 BB/9. He’s still a pretty good relief pitcher, and many teams could use his services. Perhaps the delay...
Via The Outside Corner
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Soriano: The Last Man Standing

At this point, it only makes sense to talk about Rafael Soriano. That’s not something you hear every day, but it makes sense to talk about Rafael Soriano because these are the remaining names that currently populate our free agent depth charts: Ryan Doumit Brett Hayes Lyle Overbay Rafael Furcal Chris Nelson Scott Hairston Tony […]
Via Fangraphs
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: What to do about the closer role

From the beginning of 2013 until now, Rafael Soriano has been the closer for the Washington Nationals. After a rough start to the second half of the season, however, his future in this role appears to be in doubt. After struggling to a save while allowing one run in Friday night’s victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Soriano gave up three runs in 1/3 of an inning on Sunday evening...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan slammed by security at Nats Park

And there's the video above (video by e_mcinerney13 on Instagram via @recordsANDradio) of a (Mets?) fan getting bodyslammed by Nats Park security after running onto the field in the 9th inning Friday night and running the bases. And here he is being escorted to jail by security, via @MJFlamini: Fan that jumped on the field and got DDT'D during 9th inning of Mets game being escorted...
Via Nationals Enquirer
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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