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Rafael Soriano speaks during a press conference after he signed a three-year, $35-million contract with the Yankees. (Jan. 19, 2011)

Rafael Soriano

The Yankees signed former Tampa Bay closer Rafael Soriano to a three-year, $35-million contract on Jan. 19, 2011.
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Yankees pitcher Rafael Soriano is introduced during a
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Yankees pitcher Rafael Soriano is introduced during a news conference at Yankee Stadium. (Jan. 19, 2011)

Reliever Rafael Soriano, left, smiles during a news
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Reliever Rafael Soriano, left, smiles during a news conference as Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, center, and manager Joe Girardi look on at Yankee Stadium. (Jan. 19, 2011)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi stands next to relief
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi stands next to relief pitcher Rafael Soriano, right, who holds up his new jersey during a press conference at Yankee Stadium. (Jan. 19, 2011)

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi helps Rafael Soriano put
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi helps Rafael Soriano put on his new Yankees uniform after officially signing a three-year deal with the team. (Jan. 19, 2011)

Rafael Soriano speaks during a press conference after
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Rafael Soriano speaks during a press conference after he signed a three-year, $35-million contract with the Yankees. (Jan. 19, 2011)

Relief pitcher Rafael Soriano speaks at Yankee Stadium
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Relief pitcher Rafael Soriano speaks at Yankee Stadium after officially signing a three-year contract with the Yankees. (Jan. 19, 2011)

Rafael Soriano gets his new Yankees jersey and
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Rafael Soriano gets his new Yankees jersey and cap from manager Joe Girardi, left, and GM Brian Cashman, right. (Jan. 19, 2011)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi shakes hands with Rafael
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi shakes hands with Rafael Soriano, who officially signed a three-year deal with the team on Wednesday. (Jan. 19, 2011)

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Tampa Bay pitcher Rafael Soriano throws against the
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Tampa Bay pitcher Rafael Soriano throws against the Texas Rangers during Game 3 of the ALDS. (Oct. 9, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays reliever Rafael Soriano delivers a
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Tampa Bay Rays reliever Rafael Soriano delivers a pitch to the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of Game 4 of the 2010 ALDS. (Oct. 10, 2010)

Tampa Bay pitcher Rafael Soriano reacts after closing
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Tampa Bay pitcher Rafael Soriano reacts after closing out a win against the Texas Rangers in Game 3 of the 2010 ALDS. (Oct. 9, 2010)

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Rafael Soriano reacts
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Rafael Soriano reacts after closing out the New York Yankees during the ninth inning. (Sept. 15, 2010)

Tampa Bay relief pitcher Rafael Soriano celebrates his
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Tampa Bay relief pitcher Rafael Soriano celebrates his team-record 44th save against the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2010)

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