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 Posted: Thu Nov 1st, 2012 07:38 pm
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Benlen wrote: NEW YORK (AP) -- Reliever Rafael Soriano opted out of the final year of a three-year, $35 million contract with the New York Yankees on Wednesday and will likely seek a long-term deal in free agency.

The move was expected after the right-hander had 42 saves and a 2.26 ERA while filling in for closer Mariano Rivera this season after baseball's saves leader tore a knee ligament in early May.

He hit the jackpot with Rivera's injury.  He came through so he deserves it, but a good season as a set-up man vs. a good season as a closer will mean an extra few million for him.  He was already making closer money too because the Yankees overpaid for him, but now other teams can't push back on him and say he hasn't closed in several years.



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