Thursday November 1st, 2012

Rafael Soriano Rafael Soriano is seeking a four-year, $60 million deal. (Elsa, Getty Images)

Rafael Soriano made headlines today when he opted out of the final year of his contract with the New York Yankees - one that was due to pay him $14 million over the course of the 2013 season.

Now, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports on one of the likely reasons - Soriano's agent Scott Boras believes the reliever can fetch a four-year contract worth $60 million on the free agent market. The Yankees are unlikely to match any offer in that range, instead preferring to offer Soriano a two year deal with Mariano Rivera rumored to be mulling retirement.

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