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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.10||3.00||2.00||4.00||2.89||1.18||60.00||20.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee|| 1.0||1||0|| 0.00||0||0||1|
|vs LHB|| 1.2||0||0|| 16.20||0||1||2|
|vs RHB|| 4.0||0||0|| 2.25||0||0||2|
|12/24/2014||Rafael Soriano, RP CHC|
Albert Almora, CF CHC
Odrisamer Despaigne, SP SD
|Evan Longoria, 3B TB|
|12/24/2014||Jaime Garcia, SP STL|
Teoscar Hernandez, CF HOU
Franklin Morales, RP KC
T.J. House, SP CLE
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP BAL
Trevor Cahill, SP ATL
Rubby De La Rosa, SP ARI
|Rafael Soriano, RP CHC|
|Last 7 Games|
Cubs recall Rafael Soriano, DFA Edwin Jackson
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/19/15) The Cubs recalled pitcher Rafael Soriano from Triple-A Iowa, the team announced on Sunday.
The Cubs signed Soriano as a free agent on June 9. He threw five scoreless innings at Double-A and two scoreless at Triple-A before getting called up to the majors.
To make room, the Cubs designated pitcher Edwin Jackson for assignment. Jackson was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances with the team.
Cubs RP Rafael Soriano promoted to Triple-A on Thursday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/16/15) New Cubs reliever Rafael Soriano has made five appearances at Double-A Tennessee since being signed to a minors deal on June 9.
The veteran right-hander has not allowed a run in his five innings of relief, and has a 4:3 K:BB ratio so far.
Soriano will now move up to Iowa, as he has been promoted to Triple-A on Thursday, according to MLB.com.
Cubs RP Rafael Soriano reports to Double-A
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(7/6/15) Before Cubs pitcher Rafael Soriano can join the team, he will need get some work at Double-A, reports SportsNet Chicago.
Soriano was recently signed by the Cubs and is expected to join the team after the All-Star break.
Cubs' Maddon not expecting Rafael Soriano before All-Star Break
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/11/15) Reliever Rafael Soriano , who recently inked a minor-league deal with the Cubs, is not expected to join the team until after the All-Star Break, Joe Maddon said, per the Daily Herald.
Soriano has been working out in the Dominican Republic to get into game shape, but is likely at least a month away from being ready to pitch out of the bullpen for the Cubs.
Cubs agree to minor-league deal with Rafael Soriano
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/9/15) The Cubs are signing former Nationals closer Rafael Soriano to a minor-league deal, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Soriano is signing a deal that will pay him a pro-rated $4.1 million when he makes it onto the major-league roster. He will also have up to $4 million in incentives as part of his contract.
Soriano comes to the Cubs with a 22-28 record, 2.85 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 13 seasons in the majors. The 35-year-old reliever has 207 career saves and has 40-plus saves in three of the last five seasons.
|2014 Summary: The story on Rafael Soriano heading into 2014 was that he couldn't keep it up, that his stuff was on the decline and that he'd be one of the first longstanding closers to lose his job. And for the first 3 1/2 months, that story couldn't have been more wrong; he entered the All-Star break with 22 saves and a 0.97 ERA. But his season took such a dramatic turn thereafter that by mid-September, he was in fact out of a job, replaced by Drew Storen.|
Playing time status: Soriano's removal from the closer role was only supposed to be temporary -- a chance for him to collect his thoughts and fine tune his mechanics -- but the Nationals stuck with Storen through the playoffs. Now a free agent, Soriano can only hope his history in the role will land him another closer gig in 2015.
2015 Outlook: Though his season didn't end on a high note, Soriano's 2014 numbers were decent, and even his 2013 performance, which is what triggered the alarm, was halfway respectable. If he did get a chance to close somewhere, he wouldn't automatically be doomed to failure, but he would also be one of the lower-ranked closers in Fantasy, sort of the 2015 version of LaTroy Hawkins. As things stand, you can avoid him on Draft Day.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/31/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Taylor Jungmann|
|8/1/15||@ MIL||7:10 pm||Matt Garza|
|8/2/15||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|8/3/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|8/4/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||A.J. Burnett|
|8/5/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Jeff Locke|
|8/6/15||SF||8:05 pm||Tim Hudson|
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