Rafael Soriano RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rafael Soriano making strides, but won’t reclaim closer’s role yet

    Washington Post "For the second time since he returned to pitching in games, Rafael Soriano took the mound in a low-pressure situation. On Saturday, he strolled to the mound in the seventh inning with the Nationals holding a four-run lead over the Mets. Soriano fired a scoreless inning, allowing no base runners..." September 15

  • Rafael Soriano working on new pitches

    Washington Post "During spring training, Nationals closer Rafael Soriano fiddled with a new pitch and he is considering adding it to his repertoire this season. However, he is coy about it and won’t commit to how much he will use it. He does admit that his aunt’s husband, who played baseball, showed him a new grip..." April 02

  • Rafael Soriano on the Nationals’ inconsistencies

    Washington Post "At 33, Rafael Soriano is second older player on the Nationals roster, but in terms of the playing experience, he has the most. He may not have the playoff experience of Jayson Werth, who played in 49 postseason games, gone six times and played in two World Series, but Soriano has been to the..." June 24

  • Rafael Soriano says he’s not upset with Bryce Harper

    Washington Post "After postgame comments in which he reportedly criticized Bryce Harper’s positioning in right field, Rafael Soriano insisted he isn’t upset with Harper for a play in the bottom of the ninth inning of Tuesday’s 4-2 10-inning loss to the Giants. With two outs and a runner on first, Harper chased..." May 23

  • Soriano takes it easy in first bullpen session

    CSN Washington "Pitching among a line of teammates who were rearing back and firing at nearly full velocity, Rafael Soriano stood out from the pack this morning. The new Nationals closer approached his first bullpen session of the spring like a stroll in the park, throwing with perhaps 50 percent effort. The..." February 19

  • Soriano takes it easy in first bullpen

    Nats Insider "Pitching among a line of teammates who were rearing back and firing at nearly full velocity, Rafael Soriano stood out from the pack this morning. The new Nationals closer approached his first bullpen session of the spring like a stroll in the park, throwing with perhaps 50 percent effort. The..." February 18

  • Rafael Soriano obtains visa, set to arrive at Nationals spring training Saturday

    Washington Post "Closer Rafael Soriano has obtained his visa and is expected to report to Viera on Saturday, according to a person close to the situation. Soriano, a Dominican native, had been delayed by paperwork as the U.S. consulate transferred information from the visa he secured when he played for the Yankees..." February 15

  • Soriano not in Nats camp as workouts begin

    CSN Washington "As Nationals pitchers and catchers take the field for their first official workout of the spring, one significant name is missing: Rafael Soriano. It appears the recently signed, veteran closer has not yet reported to camp, though team officials haven't said whether he's arrived in Viera or..." February 14

  • Rafael Soriano waiting on visa issue

    Washington Post "Closer Rafael Soriano has not arrived at Nationals camp because of a visa issue and hopes to report by the end of the week, according to a person close to him. Soriano has been held up as the Dominican Republic verifies information related to his visa. Soriano received a five-year visa when he..." February 14

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