Report: P Rafael Soriano to retire
Veteran relief pitcher Rafael Soriano, who recently signed a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, plans to retire, reports James Wagner of the Washington Post.
Soriano, 36, joined the Blue Jays system in late February and received an invite to participate in spring training.
He spent the 2015 season with the Chicago Cubs after being signed in June. He appeared in just 5 2/3 innings, posting a 2–0 record and 6.35 ERA, before being released in September.
The righthander had his best season in 2010 as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays, posting 45 saves and a 1.74 ERA on the way to being named to his only All-Star game.
Soriano most recently served in the closer role with the Washington Nationals in 2014, appearing in 64 games and making 32 saves.