Marlins “no longer considering” Rafael Soriano

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Yesterday several reports had the Marlins expressing interest in unsigned veteran closer Rafael Soriano, with the caveat that Soriano and agent Scott Boras were still holding out for a lot more money than Miami wanted to spend.

Apparently whatever interest was there is gone, because Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins “are no longer considering Soriano as a bullpen addition.”

It was seemingly a decent fit given that the Marlins just demoted Steve Cishek from the closer role and don’t have an obvious replacement, but Soriano continuing to ask for mid-offseason money in mid-May may have been a non-starter considering the 35-year-old’s second-half struggles last year.