Nats Sign Soriano For 2 years, With Half Deferred

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NL East champion Washington Nationals have signed right-handed reliever Rafael Soriano to a $28 million, two-year contract that includes $14 million in deferred money.

The Nationals are holding a news conference Thursday to announce the addition of Soriano.

Soriano, who is 33, joins a Nationals bullpen that already includes righties Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard. Both closed games for Washington last season.

A one-time All-Star, Soriano had 42 saves and a 2.26 ERA for the AL East champion New York Yankees last year while filling in for injured closer Mariano Rivera, who plans to return from a knee injury in 2013.

Soriano decided in October to decline a $14 million option for 2013, taking a $1.5 million buyout from the Yankees and entering free agency instead.


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