There have been some big changes around the Nats organization this week, including a new closer.
The Nationals announced that they agreed to a two-year, $28 million deal with former Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano. In the reliever’s introductory press conference yesterday, GM Mike Rizzo announced that while Soriano would be the closer, Drew Storen would still be an important part of the ‘pen. Yesterday, Storen agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with $1 million in performance bonuses to avoid arbitration.
Also, Michael Morse found a new home in Seattle. The slugger was part of a three-team deal between the Mariners, Nats and A’s. In return, the Nats got right-hander Blake Treinen, a player to be named and A.J. Cole, who was drafted by the Nats in 2010.
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