|Oscar Suarez, the agent for Joakim Soria, has recieved calls from eight contending teams expressing interest in his client, writes Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. Suarez has yet to hear from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, but says Soria would be more than willing to pitch in a setup role for his idol, Mariano Rivera:
Posted: 11/5/2012 11:09:59 PM
"If the Yankees call, we will be all ears," Soria's agent, Oscuar Suarez, said by phone Monday. "If there is a fit, Joakim would be elated to work with Mo. He would close everywhere except there."
Suarez tells Marchand that Soria is "not a greedy individual," and he could envision his client signing quickly if the right situation arises. Soria's preference is to sign with a contending team. According to Suarez, Soria will be able to participate in Spring Training but is unlikely to pitch in a Major League game until May next season.
That's certainly an interesting note. If Soriano goes elsewhere and Soria is willing to take a pay cut/incentive based contract, I wonder if the Yanks will be interested.