Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Soriano makes Yankees debut
(photo from ctpost.com)
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.
Posted by Bradenton Herald at 8:39 PM