A number of free agent relievers are still available a few weeks before spring training, including Rafael Soriano, the owner of 207 career saves. Soriano had 32 saves last season, but lost his job as closer of the Washington Nationals last season and there are no plans to bring him back.
Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Soriano and Casey Janssen are the three remaining free agent closers who recorded at least 20 saves last season, and their market is becoming a bit more clear.
The Washington Nationals couldn't get past the San Francisco Giants in their NLDS series, and while the reality of their elimination may not have completely set in just yet, the organization will soon need to look ahead to making changes for 2015.
When the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, it was Drew Storen who got the ninth-inning call to close out the game -- and the pitcher responded with three strikeouts to seal the victory.
Matt Williams’ patience with closer Rafael Soriano may be running thin.Soriano blew his fifth save since the All-Star break on Friday night, giving up ninth-inning home runs to Carlos Ruiz and Ben Revere as the Phillies went on to a 9-8 victory over the Nationals in 11 innings.
Rafael Soriano is in the first year of a two-year, $28 million deal to be the Washington Nationals' closer. And on Tuesday, he earned his 34th save of the season.
The Toronto Blue Jays are still looking to add a relief pitcher and CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman tweeted earlier this winter that the club wants a setup man capable of closing.
Now that New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has made his future plans known this spring -- he'll be retiring at season's end -- what will the Yankees do about finding a replacement to the greatest closer in baseball history?
There has been some chatter about a sign-and-trade option being a way the top remaining free agents can get the kind of money they want and from the team they want it from without that club having to surrender draft-pick compensation.
Rafael Soriano remains a free agent but the Los Angeles Dodgers are considering signing the right-handed closer, ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney tweeted Monday evening.