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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

CUBS SIGN FREE AGENT SORIANO


June 9,2015

The Cubs have shored up their bullpen by signing free agent reliever RAFAEL SORIANO to a minor league contract. Soriano pitched for the Nationals last year and had remained a free agent despite the dearth of talent in some major league pens. Cubs skipper Joe Madden knows Soriano well from his days that he relied on Soriano as a setup man out of the Tampa Bay bullpen.
Sources indicate Soriano signed a $4 million dollar contract (prorated) with an additional $4 million in incentives potentially available.