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Yankees really, really don’t want Rafael Soriano back

Chicago White Sox v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Rafael Soriano #29 of the New York Yankees walks to the dugout after the top of the eighth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium on April 26, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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Rafael Soriano is still looking for work, with the draft pick compensation attached to signing him no doubt crushing the reliever’s potential market, but just in case anyone thought he might end up back with the Yankees ...

The Yankees want the draft pick/draft dollars they’ll get when Soriano signs elsewhere more than they want him back, no matter the contract.

— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 7, 2013


Told Scott Boras asked #Yankees last month if they’d consider taking Rafael Soriano back on a 1-yr deal. Request flatly denied.

— Bob Klapisch (@BobKlap) January 7, 2013


Soriano, by the way, stepped in for Mariano Rivera as the Yankees’ closer and saved 42 games with a 2.26 ERA. He should start some sort of support group with Kyle Lohse.