Monday, December 7, 2009

Rafael Soriano's agent met with Astros officials

So says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien:

At the Winter Meetings hotel, there was speculation that Greenberg was only trying to stoke a slow-developing market and prompt offers for Soriano by suggested he'd take the Braves' offer. This in effect would let any interested teams know they had best make offers by midnight, rather than wait a few weeks for the free-agent market to take shape.

The deep-pocketed New York Yankees were among teams reportedly interested in Soriano and Greenberg met Monday with the Houston Astros officials.

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