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Rafael Soriano hires Scott Boras

Sep 30, 2010, 2:32 PM EST

Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times reports that Rafael Soriano has hired Scott Boras as his agent.

It was probably a forgone conclusion that Soriano was going to leave via free agency anyway, but this likely seals it, seeing as though guys don’t usually hire Boras to negotiate their creative, incentive-laden, keep-me-with-my-current-team deals.

The Rays certainly got great use out of him. Hoping to grab a draft pick, the Braves offered Soriano arbitration last winter, only to have him accept it. After bringing in Billy Wagner and Takashi Saito, however, Atlanta wasn’t about to pay Soriano $7 million, so they traded him to Tampa Bay for baubles and trinkets. All he’s done for the Rays is post a  1.76
ERA, a 0.78 WHIP and notch 44 saves in 47 chances this season.

Soriano has been one of the best relief pitchers in all of baseball over the past five years. Yes, there’s a lot of mileage on that arm of his, but he’ll likely get a nice payday all the same.

  1. Pisano - Sep 30, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    He’d look great in Yankee pinstripes. I hate to say it , but it’s time to move on to a new closer . Sorry Mo .

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