Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Soriano makes Yankees debut

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TAMPA - Remember Rafael Soriano?
The former Tampa Bay Rays closer turned Yankees set-up guy made his spring debut for the pinstripers tonight at George M. Steinbrenner Field against the Pirates.
Soriano pithced a shutout inning, striking out one.
Soriano had a monstrous year for the Rays in 2010, saving 45 games (tops in the American League) while posting a 1.73 ERA in 64 games.
He signed a three-year, $35 million contract with the Yankees in January, but can opt out after 2011 or '12.
The Yankees lead the Pirates 4-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth. Russell Martin and Andruw Jones have homered for the Yankees, and Steve Pearce and Chris Snyder have driven in runs for the Pirates.

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