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Rafael Soriano: Reliever Expected to Opt out of Contract with New York Yankees

Soriano stepped up in a huge way this season, taking over the closer role vacated when future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera tore his ACL early on in the season. This could lead to him opting out after the World Series.

Soriano saved 42 games and recorded an ERA of 2.26. He struck out 69 batters in 67.2 innings.

His deal with the New York Yankees from two seasons ago was structured so he could opt out at the end of last season.

His 2011 season was a bit of an up-and-down campaign, so it was obvious that he was not going to opt out: The salary he would make in 2012 would not be matched by any team interested in his services.

After the year he just compiled, though, he has the opportunity to make more money. Hence, opting out ...

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