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RAFAEL SORIANO RUMORS

Rafael Soriano announces retirement in open letter, had signed with Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Relief pitcher Rafael Soriano has announced his retirement from baseball after 14 seasons in the major leagues.The 36-year-old Soriano signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays last month. He never reported to spring training because of visa issues in his native Dominican Republic.The Blue Jays posted a note from Soriano on Sunday saying he was...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Relief pitcher Soriano retires at 36, had signed with Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Relief pitcher Rafael Soriano has announced his retirement from baseball after 14 seasons in the major leagues. The 36-year-old Soriano signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays last month. He never reported to spring training because of visa issues in his native Dominican Republic. The Blue Jays posted a note from Soriano on Sunday saying he...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign former star reliever Soriano to minor deal

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Former All-Star closer Rafael Soriano has signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. The AL East champions said Sunday that the right-handed reliever will be invited to spring training. The 36-year-old Soriano pitched six games for the Chicago Cubs last July after signing as a free agent, going 2-0 with a 6.35 ERA. His last full season came...
Via Associated Press
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Surprise! Cubs sign Rafael Soriano to minor league deal

By Ian Casselberry 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...
Via The Outside Corner
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays should sign Rafael Soriano

By Liam McGuire 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. ...
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

New York Yankees:- Five Remaning Free Agents The Yankees Should Consider

Rafael Soriano #29 of the New York Yankees pitches in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit:- Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) With spring training less than two months away, this is typically the time when teams fill out the complimentary roles of their ball club. This year is a bit of...
Via The Sports Journal
January 20, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Video of a fan in a bear suit during Saturday's Nats-Padres game

We'd be remiss if we didn't make note of the fan in a bear suit who made an appearance on TV during Saturday night's Nats-Padres game, dancing and carrying on in the stands, long before Rafael Soriano blew a 3-2 lead in the 9th. Weird night. MASN's FP Santangelo and Bob Carpenter got into it, especially once the obligatory Aaron Barrett / Guy in Bear suit split screen: ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
June 09, 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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