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 VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Rafael Soriano planned to arrive early in camp with the Washington Nationals. He was delayed by visa issues, but the team's new closer showed up Saturday in good shape and ready to get to work.
The Nationals, who already have three players who closed for them at different points last season, signed Soriano to a $28 million, two-year contract in January.
He walked into the clubhouse Saturday and received a hug from starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez and a welcome-to-Viera greeting from pitching coach Steve McCatty.
Though he has 132 career saves, this is only the second time the 33-year-old Soriano has come to camp knowing he is expected to be his team's closer.

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