Rafael Soriano Traded To Rays

Posted: 10th December 2009 by Robert Sabbath in MLB
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The Atlanta Braves have traded right handed reliever Rafael Soriano to the Tampa Bay Rays. The deal is pending Soriano passing a physical. The reliever put the Braves in a tough spot when he unexpectedly accepted their offer of arbitration, which was offered with the belief that he would leave as a free agent and they would be compensated with two high draft picks. The deal isn't official yet, but it is rumored that the return for Soriano is fellow right handed reliever Jesse Chavez, who appeared in 73 games for the Pirates in 2009, collecting a 1-4 record, 4.01 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. If he is all the Braves are able to receive in return for their 2009 closer, this situation will have to be considered as a loss for the organization as Chavez might not even be a lock to make the team and he c ...

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