RAFAEL SORIANO RUMORS

Rafael Soriano working on new pitches

During spring training, Nationals closer Rafael Soriano fiddled with a new pitch and he is considering adding it to his repertoire this season. However, he is coy about it and won’t commit to how much he will use it. He does admit that his aunt’s husband, who played baseball, showed him a new grip this winter in his native Dominican Republic. And when he threw it this way, the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball hits fan after tearing through backstop netting at Nationals game (Video)

A female fan in the front row behind home plate at Saturday's Washington Nationals game was hit in the shoulder by a baseball that somehow tore its way through the backstop netting. It happened in the top of the ninth inning as Los Angeles Dodgers batter Jerry Hairston Jr. fouled a pitch from Nationals reliever Rafael Soriano straight back of home plate. After hitting the...
Via Holdout Sports
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

About Rafael Soriano's entrance music, and chemistry...

(Photo of Raffy in the cold on Sunday in Viera by @djbinFl) On Sunday, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post Tweeted a link to a 2012 WSJ story about Rafael Soriano's entrance song: "El Rey de Monticulo—"The King of the Mound." The song is about Soriano, was written for Soriano by a family friend in the Dominican Republic, and features inspirational lyrics (in...
Via Nationals Enquirer
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Adios Soriano

Ah… another day in Yankees Universe, as more disappointing news just keeps on coming. Rafael Soriano (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As the Washington Nationals just cemented themselves as the favorites to win the 2013 World Series, and the reason is the new addition of now ex-Yankees closer Rafael Soriano to their bullpen. The Washington Post reports that Soriano will be pocketing ...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Rafael Soriano lands big money deal with Washington Nationals

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.   Please Click Here To Read This Story The post Rafael Soriano lands big money deal with Washington Nationals appeared first at Players View Dot Net
Via Players View
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Not Interested in Bringing Rafael Soriano Back

Although Rafael Soriano performed wonderfully for the New York Yankees in Mariano Rivera's absence, the club does not seem to keen on bringing him back.  Soriano turned down the club's qualifying offer this offseason to test the free agent market.  Now, after finding limited interest, Soriano may not even be able to return to New York. When asked about Rafael Soriano...
Via MLB Injury News
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Heyman: Soriano Likely To Opt-Out After Season

From Jon Heyman: There is a good chance Rafael Soriano will invoke his opt-out clause following a season in which he has been a savior for the Yankees, people familiar with the situation say. Soriano has a clause that allows him to walk away from the Yankees after this season rather than stay and make $14 million for 2013, and opting out would enable him to try to obtain a multi...
Via Sliding Into Home
September 18, 2012  |  1 Comment

Yankees: My plea for Soriano

The 2012 MLB season is as exciting as ever but thanks to the media to divert the attention, while at the same time putting Yankee Universe into a tizzy, about something that has nothing to do with the now. Rafael Soriano (Photo credit: Wikipedia) So, it came as no surprise when I read, courtesy of CBSSports.com Jon Heyman, that the return of closer Rafael Soriano for 2013 was really...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
September 17, 2012  |  1 Comment

Report: Soriano may leave Yankees after this season

Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano may use the opt-out clause in his contract to leave the team after this season, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reported. Soriano has the option to stay with the Yankees and make $14 million in 2013, or take a $1.5 million buyout he would receive from the Yankees and leave to sign with another team. Sources close to the situation told Heyman there...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees skipper names Soriano the new Mariano

After Tuesday nights much-needed 3-2 win in the Bronx, New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said that Rafael Soriano will be his closer going forward according to Zach Schobrun of the New York Times. Rafael Soriano (Photo credit: Wikipedi This makes complete sense as Soriano has a proven track record in the role, as he racked up 45 saves, the most saves in the AL, back in 2010...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
May 24, 2012  |  1 Comment
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