Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:48:44 -0800
Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) will not likely be pursued by the Miami Marlins, at least not with a major league contract.
Fantasy Tip: Several clubs have been linked to Soriano, whose ratio (19 walks, 59 strikeouts) could help fantasy owners in leagues where ratio is one of the categories. Still, it's best to see where Soriano lands as his fantasy value is non-existent at the moment.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:52:02 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) will be out roughly eight to 12 weeks after having surgery on his left foot, but president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman hinted that the team won't rush to acquire a free-agent closer because Jansen's absence is short term. Free-agent RPs Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers) and Rafael Soriano (Nationals) are currently available.
Fantasy Tip: Jansen will drop a bit in your fantasy baseball closer rankings now that he'll likely miss a month of the season. However, he can still post top-tier closer numbers if that's all he'll miss. In the meantime, expect L.A. to go with either Joel Peralta or J.P. Howell in the ninth to open the season. If you're speculating for early-season saves avenues late in your draft, Peralta should be your choice here.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:54:55 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers will reportedly check in with free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) after RP Kenley Jansen (foot) needed surgery on his left foot to remove a growth. He will be out eight to 12 weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Soriano has plenty of closing experience, but his fantasy outlook would be much better pitching with an organization he has a chance to close games on a regular basis, not just a couple of weeks to a month or so.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:09:47 -0800
Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano's (Nationals) representatives have been in contact with the Toronto Blue Jays about the possibility of Soriano signing with the Blue Jays this offseason, according to sources.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:58:35 -0700
The Washington Nationals declined their $14 million team option on RP Rafael Soriano Thursday, Oct. 30, making him a free agent.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:25:09 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano's $14 million team option for 2015 is not expected to be picked up by the team.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:38:44 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano was placed on the National League Division Series roster. P Ross Detwiler was left off of the roster.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:15:32 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano will have his playoff fate decided in the next 10 days after RP Drew Storen has locked down the closer's role. Soriano is feeling more comfortable with his setup role and said he'd be ready for the playoffs after a few more games. Soriano preserved a four-run lead with a perfect ninth inning Thursday, Sept. 18. The team's final relief spot for the postseason will likely come down to Soriano and RPs Jerry Blevins, Xavier Cedeno and Blake Treinen. Manager Matt Williams still believes in Soriano.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:34:15 -0700
Although Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano has made progress with his mechanics, there is no timetable for his return to the closer's job.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:12:10 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano allowed two hits in an inning of work against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Sept. 10. It was his first outing since Friday, Sept. 5, when he was demoted from the closer's role after blowing save chances in his last two appearances.