Rafael Soriano talking to several teams, but not close to signing


Multiple teams have talked with free agent reliever Rafael Soriano, but the right-hander isn’t close to signing, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports. The Twins are likely one of those teams based on a report from last week.

Soriano, 35, was demoted from his role as the Nationals’ closer in September last season. Despite that, he finished with a 3.19 ERA and a 59/19 K/BB ratio in 62 innings. With his struggles still fresh in mind, plus his age, it is understandable that interest in Soriano has been lukewarm at best.