Wednesday, October 31, 2012
As the Yankees await word on Mariano Rivera’s plans for 2013, their ninth-inning insurance policy appears willing to walk out the door. Rafael Soriano has opted out of his contract, the team announced this afternoon.
Soriano is due $14 million for next season, but would receive a $1.5 million buyout if he opts out. Soriano could receive another multi-year deal on the open market, after an excellent 2012 campaign.
He will be missed. Just like the draft pick the Yankees blew by signing him is missed.
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