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Cubs | Rafael Soriano coming aboard

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:14:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Soriano will be called up Monday, July 20, from Class AAA Iowa. SP Edwin Jackson was designated for assignment. Jackson is in the third year of a four-year, $52 million contract.

Fantasy Tip: Soriano could figure into the closing mix soon and is worth grabbing in NL-only leagues and watching in mixed leagues.

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Cubs | Rafael Soriano due up soon

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:20:23 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Soriano is expected to come up from the minors soon because his opt-out date was around the All-Star break.

Fantasy Tip: Soriano could fit into the closing mix soon as Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop and Jason Motte have been mixed and matched. Keep him on your watch list in mixed leagues.

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Cubs | Rafael Soriano jumps up to Class AAA

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:56:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Soriano was promoted from Class AA Tennessee to Class AAA Iowa Thursday, July 16.

Fantasy Tip: Over five appearances with Tennessee, Soriano allowed one unearned run on three hits and three walks while striking out four batters over five innings. He checks out as a desperation source of saves in all formats, and he could soon join the Chicago bullpen. Manager Joe Maddon had been mixing and matching late in games, but it appears Jason Motte has grabbed the ninth inning for now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat

Cubs | Rafael Soriano moves to Class AA

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:42:45 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Soriano is reporting to Class AA Tennessee Monday, July 6, in the next step towards joining the Chicago bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Soriano is a desperation saves stash in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. Though, of late, the Cubs bullpen has been lights out, and there is no guarantee Soriano will even receive a sniff at saves. Jason Motte looks the part with a 0.53 ERA and 13 strikeouts with just 11 base runners allowed through 17 innings over his past 20 appearances.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNChicago.com - Patrick Mooney

Cubs | Rafael Soriano to report to Mesa

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:31:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Soriano is expected to join one of the club's minor league affiliates following a short stay at the team's spring training complex in Mesa, Ariz. He had been in the Dominican Republic due to immigration issues but team president Theo Epstein said those problems are now behind him.

Fantasy Tip: Soriano could be of interest to owners who need saves in NL-only and deep mixed leagues, although there is no guarantee he will close games when he gets promoted. He is unlikely to pitch at the major league level before the All-Star break.

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Cubs | Rafael Soriano can opt out

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:03:52 -0700

Updating previous reports, Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Soriano has an opt-out clause on his $4.1 million pro-rated deal. He can leave the organization if he isn't on the major league roster by Tuesday, July 14.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners in deep mixed leagues who are desperate for saves may consider pursuing Soriano, although there is no guarantee that he will be the closer if he gets promoted.

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Cubs | Rafael Soriano eyeing second-half debut

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:54:34 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Soriano will remain in the minor leagues until after the All-Star break, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Fantasy Tip: Soriano is nothing more than a desperation stash for saves chasers in deep mixed leagues. It isn't out of the question for any one of Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop or Jason Motte to secure the closer role, and there is no guarantee Soriano even receives a sniff of ninth-inning duty. The Chicago bullpen is very fluid right now, and it is possible Maddon utilizes a committee for the foreseeable future or longer. Seasonal owners shouldn't bank on saves from any one reliever at this point.

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Cubs | No timetable for Rafael Soriano

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:07:42 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Soriano has no timetable to come up to the major leagues, according to manager Joe Maddon. Soriano will throw in front of team brass in the Dominican Republic before finalizing his deal.

Fantasy Tip: There's no telling when Soriano may be promoted to the big league roster or if he'll even be in serious consideration for a closing role. However, he has prior big-league closing experience and a history with Maddon, so those desperate for an avenue to some saves need to take a chance on him now while he's still available.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Mark Gonzales

Cubs | Rafael Soriano agrees with Cubs

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:06:21 -0700

Updating an earlier report, free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) agreed with the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, June 9, on a minor league contract.

Fantasy Tip: Soriano could be a front runner to grab the open closer role with the team in the next couple of weeks. If you have the space, grab and stash him.

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Cubs | Rafael Soriano nearing deal with Cubs

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:47:46 -0700

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) is nearing an agreement with the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, June 9.

Fantasy Tip: The deal is believed to be a minor league deal, and he'll need a few appearances on the farm before he's ready. However, he has to be considered a serious candidate to take over the team's closer role pretty soon. Pick him up if you have the space.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Sun-Times - Gordon Wittenmyer