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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 N.Y. Mets|| 7.0||0||0|| 1.29||4||2||5|
|vs LHB|| 30.0||0||0|| 2.70||0||8||30|
|vs RHB|| 32.0||0||0|| 3.66||0||11||29|
|12/24/2014||Rafael Soriano, RP WAS|
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 WAS|
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs could have interest in free agent reliever Rafael Soriano
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/15/15) The Cubs could have some interest in free-agent reliever Rafael Soriano, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The Cubs' bullpen has pitched to a 4.14 ERA this season, but could use a veteran presence late in the game to get to current closer Hector Rondon.
Soriano was also linked to the Marlins earlier this month, but those talks have reportedly been extinguished.
Report: Marlins won't pursue closer Rafael Soriano
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) The Marlins are no longer interested in adding closer Rafael Soriano to their bullpen, according to a report from the Miami Herald.
CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported the Marlins were considering Soriano and even reached out to engage in talks with him. This was a result of closer Steve Cishek's rough start to the season.
A year ago with the Nationals, Soriano converted 32 of 39 save opportunities. However, his second half to the season was rocky and ended with Drew Storen taking over as the team's closer.
Marlins expressing interest in closer Rafael Soriano
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/12/15) The Marlins may be in the market for a new closer after a fourth blown save by Steve Cishek on Monday. The team has expressed an interest in free agent Rafael Soriano, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The two sides have had a dialogue, but no deal is complete.
Soriano completed 32 of 39 save opportunities in 2014 for the Nationals.
Personality problem could be reason Rafael Soriano remains unsigned
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/7/15) Veteran closer Rafael Soriano remains a free agent one month into the season. It appears, however, Soriano's problem might be personality as much as his second-half slide in 2014, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Too many teams seem reluctant to add Soriano to their clubhouse.
The 35-year-old Soriano has a 2.82 ERA and 191 saves the last six seasons. Although, he went 3-1 with a 6.48 ERA in the second half last season for the Nationals.
Mariners have had contact with pitcher Rafael Soriano
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) The Mariners have been in contact with free-agent pitcher Rafael Soriano, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Soriano's agent has said that interest for Soriano has been increasing. The Mariners have been relying on Fernando Rodney to close games.
|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|
|5/27/15||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Jon Lester|
|5/29/15||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Anthony DeSclafani|
|5/30/15||@ CIN||4:10 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|5/31/15||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Jason Marquis|
|6/1/15||TOR||7:05 pm||R.A. Dickey|
|6/2/15||TOR||7:05 pm||Marco Estrada|
|6/3/15||TOR||7:05 pm||Mark Buehrle|
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