|Jan. 17 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET22:20 GMT6:20 CST3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST5:50 PM VEN2:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-The NL East champion Washington Nationals have signed Soriano to a $28 million, two-year contract that includes $14 million in deferred money.
Analysis: The Nationals are holding a news conference Thursday to announce the addition of Soriano. Soriano, who is 33, joins a Nationals bullpen that already includes righties Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard. Both closed games for Washington last season. A one-time All-Star, Soriano had 42 saves and a 2.26 ERA for the AL East champion New York Yankees last year.
|Jan. 15 12:51 PM PT1:51 PM MT2:51 PM CT3:51 PM ET15:51 ET20:51 GMT4:51 CST1:51 PM MST3:51 PM EST4:21 PM VEN0:51 UAE (+1)2:51 PM CT-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.
Analysis: The Soriano-Nationals negotiations were first reported by Yahoo! Sports. A one-time All-Star, Soriano had 42 saves and a 2.26 ERA for the AL East champion New York Yankees last year while filling in for injured closer Mariano Rivera, who plans to return from a knee injury in 2013.
|Oct. 31 12:11 PM PT1:11 PM MT2:11 PM CT3:11 PM ET15:11 ET19:11 GMT3:11 CST12:11 PM MST2:11 PM EST2:41 PM VEN23:11 UAE1:11 PM CT-Soriano has opted out of the final year of his contract with the New York Yankees and will likely seek a long-term deal in free agency.
Analysis: Soriano was set to make $14 million next season. Instead, the Yankees will pay him a $1.5 million buyout. New York can make him a qualifying offer of $13.3 million. He served as a setup man for Mariano Rivera until the baseball saves leader tore knee ligaments in May. Soriano had 42 saves in his place.
|Sep. 6 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET15:17 ET19:17 GMT3:17 CST12:17 PM MST2:17 PM EST2:47 PM VEN23:17 UAE2:17 PM CT-Soriano pitched the ninth for his 36th save Wednesday in a 6-4 win at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Soriano continues to shine while replacing the amazing Mariano Rivera as the Yanks' closer.