|June 9 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-The Chicago Cubs and Soriano have agreed to a minor league deal. Soriano, 35, has 207 saves and a 2.85 ERA in 585 major league appearances. The move was announced on Tuesday.
Analysis: The contract could lead to a reunion for Soriano and Joe Maddon, who was the manager in Tampa Bay when the right-hander had 45 saves for the Rays in 2010. Soriano has three seasons with at least 40 saves. Soriano played for Washington last season and went 4-1 with 32 saves and a 3.19 ERA.
|June 5 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET18:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)5:58 PM CT-The Blue Jays are in the market for pitching help, particularly for their bullpen, with free agent Soriano among their targets.
Analysis: General manager Alex Anthopoulos said Friday he is "going to look to add if we can" as the Blue Jays opened up a six-game homestand against AL-best Houston. Soriano, who spent the past two years with Washington, has yet to play this season. He recently fired agent Scott Boras and is reportedly scheduled to hold a workout in the Dominican Republic on Thursday.