Rays Get Their Closer, Trade for Rafael Soriano

Posted: 10th December 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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Finally, finally the Tampa Bay Rays get their closer. The Rays have needed a closer for the past two years and now they finally have oneûand I believe a good one. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com , the Rays have acquired RHP Rafael Soriano from the Atlanta Braves for RHP Jesse Chavez. The Rays will pay all of SorianoÆs salary. They could go to arbitration or work out a multi-year deal. I wrote that Soriano was the best reliever on the market this offseason and now the Rays have him. This deal was made possible because Soriano gave his consent to a trade. If you remember, Soriano accepted arbitration from the Braves. By baseball rules, the Braves couldnÆt trade Soriano before June 15 without his consent. This is a great move for the Rays for a couple of reasons. For one, ...

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