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New York Yankees: Rafael Soriano Likely Opting Out, Leaves Hole in Bullpen

all knew this news was eventually coming soon.

Now, it'll be a reality within the next few days.

Rafael Soriano, who spent the 2012 season as the New York Yankees fill-in closer in place of Mariano Rivera, will likely opt out of the final year of his contract, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Soriano signed with the Yankees in the winter of 2010 for three years and $35 million and had it built into the contract that he could opt out after each of the first two seasons.

Soriano struggled in his first season with the Yankees in 2011, posting a 4.12 ERA in 42 appearances and lost his setup role to David Robertson.

However in 2012, Soriano reverted back to his All-Star form, filling in for Rivera after ...

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