Rafael Soriano Agrees With Washington

by kelly on January 15, 2013

The Washington Nationals and free agent reliever Rafael Soriano have agreed on a two-year, $28 million contract, tweets Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

Source: Rafael Soriano agrees to two-year, $28M deal with Nationals. Deal contains vesting option for third year. Story coming on Y! Sports.
Jeff Passan

Soriano, 33, opted out of his contract with the Yankees last season after going 2-1 with a 2.26 ERA and 42 saves in 67 2/3 innings. He should find himself in the closer role with his new team, as his veteran presence should take some pressure of youngsters Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen, and give the Nationals a strong bullpen as they fight to repeat as division champs in the N.L. East.

The contract also includes a vesting option for a third year, if Soriano finishes more than 120 games in 2013 and 2014 combined.

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