Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Soriano Signs with Washington

Shirts will remain tucked in New York after the ninth inning of a Yankees victory as Rafael Soriano has agreed to a two-year deal with the Washington Nationals. The new contract also includes a vesting option for a third year, which kicks in if Soriano finished 120 games in 2013 and 2014. The deal was first reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

Soriano saved 42 games for the Yankees in 2012, a season in which he entered as Mariano Rivera's set-up man and assumed closing duties after the All-Time saves leader was forced to miss the remainder of the season. The Yankees were looking to free up payroll space and opted to not resign him after he declared for free agency.

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