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Rafael Soriano
ERA S K
3.19 32 59
Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-4 / 230 NFBC ADP: 144.64
Position: RPBorn: 12/19/1979 Birthplace: San Jose, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Mariners (1996)


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Oct. 30 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)4:29 PM CT-The Washington Nationals have declined the option on reliever Rafael Soriano.
Analysis: Soriano's contract included a $14 million club option for 2015.
Oct. 3 7:43 AM PT8:43 AM MT9:43 AM CT10:43 AM ET10:43 ET14:43 GMT22:43 7:43 AM MST9:43 AM EST10:13 AM VEN18:43 UAE9:43 AM CT-Left-hander Ross Detwiler has been left off the Washington Nationals' roster for their NL Division Series against the San Francisco Giants while Soriano made the 25-man cut.
Analysis: Soriano began the season as the NL East champions' closer and converted 22 of 24 save opportunities with a 0.97 ERA before the All-Star break. Since then, though, he blew five of 15 save chances, and Drew Storen took over the ninth-inning role.
Sep. 6 12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET15:05 ET19:05 GMT3:05 12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST2:35 PM VEN23:05 UAE2:05 PM CT-Nationals manager Matt Williams will use a closer-by-committee approach over the next few days while struggling Rafael Soriano seeks to correct the flaws in his delivery.
Analysis: Soriano blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning Friday night, allowing two homers in Washington's 9-8, 11-inning loss to Philadelphia.
May 11 9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET12:30 ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST12:00 PM VEN20:30 UAE11:30 AM CT-Soriano choked in the ninth Saturday.
Analysis: He allowed two runs and three hits. It was Soriano's first blown save since Aug. 17, 2013, and ended his career-high streak of 25 consecutive scoreless innings.

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