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Jays sign Rafael Soriano

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The Blue Jays have signed, 36 year old,Rafael Soriano to a minor league contract, with an invite to spring training (I'd imagine he's there now). 3 or 4 years ago, this would be really big news.

Soriano was a Cub, last year, but it didn't go all that well. Signing with them in June, he pitched in just 6 games, 5.2 innings, 8 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walks and 4 strikeouts and then was released in Septembers.

Before that he was the Nationals' closer for 2 seasons, picking up 75 saves, with a 3.15 ERA in 132 games, with 110 strikeouts, 36 walks, in 128 innings. He had a tough finish to his time as a National. In September of 2014, he had a 7.56 ERA and had 2 blown saves in his last 4 chances.

Career, he has 207 saves, a 2.89 ERA in 591 games, and he's been better than a strikeout an inning.

It is worth a minor league contract to see if he can channel his younger self.