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Nationals Reportedly Agree to 2-Year, $28 Million Deal With Closer Rafael Soriano

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The Washington Nationals have reportedly signed closer Rafael Soriano away from the New York Yankees. (Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Washington Nationals have reportedly signed closer Rafael Soriano away from the New York Yankees. (Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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The Washington Nationals agreed to terms to sign closer Rafael Soriano from the New York Yankees, according to the Washington Post.

According to the report, the two sides have reached a two-year deal, worth $28 million, including a $14 million option for 2015 if Soriano finishes the 2013 and 2014 seasons with 120 games combined.

Soriano, an 11-year veteran, spent the last two seasons in pinstripes, where he posted 42 saves in 69 appearances as the closer in 2012.

The Post says the Yankees gave him a one-year qualifying offer, which will force the Nats to relinquish their 31st overall draft pick in 2013, as well as the bonus pool money attached to that selection.

Stay tuned to 106.7 The Fan for the latest on the deal…

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