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Yankees’ Mariano Rivera will return in 2013

Whew! There were suggestions that Mariano Rivera might retire, but lucky for us they are not true. Erik Boland of Newsday reported this morning that Rivera called Yankees GM Brian Cashman yesterday and told him that he wanted to come back next year. “Mo called me yesterday and said he wants to pitch again in 2013,” Cashman ...

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Yankees make qualifying offers to Soriano, Kuroda, and Swisher

The deadline for teams to make qualifying offers of at least $13.3 million for their free agents was 5:00 p.m. this evening and the Yankees made offers to three players -- Rafael Soriano, Hiroki Kuroda, and Nick Swisher, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. Soriano and Swisher are expected to reject their offers while Kuroda ...

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Cashman: I don’t think Soriano will sign if he’s not the closer

It's beginning to sound like the only way Rafael Soriano comes back to the Yankees is if Mariano Rivera retires. "I don't think Soriano would sign here if he's not going to be the closer," Cashman told Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com. "And I don't think we would do again what we did before. He's going to ...

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Levine said Boras wants a 4-year, $60 million deal for Soriano

The Yankees president Randy Levine and Rafael Soriano's agent Scott Boras have entered into negotiations to bring back the de facto close that opted out of the final year of his contract this morning and so far things are not going smoothly. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees are under the impression that ...

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Rafael Soriano officially opts out of his deal

We've known for a while that this was coming, but Rafael Soriano has officially opted out of the final year of his contract with the Yankees, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Soriano's initial deal was a three-year, $35 million one and he was still owed $14 million next season. Instead, he takes a $1.5 ...

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Rumor: Soriano expected to opt out of contract today


This isn't a surprise, but Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract on Wednesday, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman notes that this doesn't necessarily mean that Soriano will part ways with the Yankees as they will likely make him a qualifying offer of $13.3 ...

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If Soriano opts-out the Yankees will extend a qualifying offer

There has been speculation for a while now that Rafael Soriano will opt-out of the final year of his contract and his agent reiterated that to Joel Sherman of the NY Post again this week. “There is a strong chance that he would have tremendous value as a free agent,” Boras told Sherman. If Soriano does opt-out ...

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Listen: Rafael Soriano’s entrance music

As Yankees fans, we're used to hearing Enter Sandman when the closer enters the game, but this season there is a different closer with different music. Not sure what this is called, but it sounds like a Dominican song made specifically for Rafael Soriano. Certainly a bit different than Metallica. Have a listen.

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