Rafael Soriano invites teams to open throwing session after ditching agent Scott Boras


Unsigned free agent reliever Rafael Soriano recently fired agent Scott Boras and now he’s invited teams to attend a throwing session in the Dominican Republic on June 11, according to Shi Davidi of Toronto Sportsnet.

For months reports had Soriano (and Boras) holding out for a big contract, but at this point presumably the 35-year-old right-hander has realized that isn’t going to happen and he simply wants to find a job for the second half.

Soriano has a lengthy track record of late-inning success, including good overall numbers last season, but he was a mess in the second half while losing the Nationals’ closer job and clearly teams no longer viewed him as an elite reliever worth investing big on.