Nationals sign Rafael Soriano
The Washington Nationals have signed closer Rafael Soriano to a two-year, $28 million deal, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports
The 33-year-old right hander is coming off a year in which he appeared in 69 games for the Yankees, with a 2.26 ERA and 42 saves - three shy of his career best of 45, set in 2010, and the third highest in the AL.
Beginning his career in Seattle in 2002, Soriano has played in the Braves, Rays, and Yankees organizations over the span of his 10-year career.
The Yankees acquired him to set-up for Mariano Rivera, and it was not until both Rivera and David Robertson went on the disabled list that he was given the opportunity to close. After the season, Soriano opted out of his contract with New York to become a free agent.