|July 20 10:09 AM PT11:09 AM MT12:09 PM CT1:09 PM ET13:09 ET17:09 GMT1:09 10:09 AM MST12:09 PM EST12:39 PM VEN21:09 UAE12:09 PM CT-Soriano can earn an additional $1 million based on games pitched as part of his contract with the Chicago Cubs.
Analysis: The reliever's contract was selected from Triple-A Iowa on Monday, and he will earn $1,725,137 for the remaining 77 days of the season, the prorated share of his $4.1 million contract. His deal includes performance bonuses of $250,000 each for 20, 25, 30 and 35 games pitched, and $750,000 apiece for 20, 25, 30 and 35 games finished. The 35-year-old righty agreed to a minor league contract with the Cubs on June 12 and pitched seven games.
|July 19 6:46 PM PT7:46 PM MT8:46 PM CT9:46 PM ET21:46 ET1:46 GMT9:46 6:46 PM MST8:46 PM EST9:16 PM VEN5:46 UAE (+1)8:46 PM CT-Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Soriano will join the team Monday in Cincinnati, and Edwin Jackson will be designated for assignment.
Analysis: Following Sunday's 4-1 victory over Atlanta, Maddon said that Soriano will return to the majors after pitching a combined seven games at Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. Chicago signed the 35-year-old Soriano to a pro-rated contract on June 12. Soriano, a former closer with the Braves, Yankees, Rays and Nationals, is 22-28 with a 2.85 ERA and 207 saves in 585 career games. He saved 32 games in 39 chances last year for Washington.
|June 9 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-The Chicago Cubs and Soriano have agreed to a minor league deal. Soriano, 35, has 207 saves and a 2.85 ERA in 585 major league appearances. The move was announced on Tuesday.
Analysis: The contract could lead to a reunion for Soriano and Joe Maddon, who was the manager in Tampa Bay when the right-hander had 45 saves for the Rays in 2010. Soriano has three seasons with at least 40 saves. Soriano played for Washington last season and went 4-1 with 32 saves and a 3.19 ERA.
|June 5 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET18:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)5:58 PM CT-The Blue Jays are in the market for pitching help, particularly for their bullpen, with free agent Soriano among their targets.
Analysis: General manager Alex Anthopoulos said Friday he is "going to look to add if we can" as the Blue Jays opened up a six-game homestand against AL-best Houston. Soriano, who spent the past two years with Washington, has yet to play this season. He recently fired agent Scott Boras and is reportedly scheduled to hold a workout in the Dominican Republic on Thursday.