New York, NY - Latino Sports and the Latino Sports Writers & Broadcasters Association will award former Yankee closer, Rafael Soriano today with the prestigious LatinoMVP award for his outstanding performance as a closer for the New York Yankees last season.
Soriano saved 42 games for the Yankees in the 2012 season and was one of the main reasons they had a chance to even sniff at the playoffs. Unfortunately, his lights out performance as a closer was not enough for the Yankees who refused to match the two-year, $28-million deal he got from the Washington Nationals.
Soriano received the majority of the votes for the American League 2012 reliever/Closer of the year. This is the 24th annual awards of what has become one of the oldest and most prestigious awards given to Latino players.
The awards luncheon is scheduled for 12:30 PM and will be held at Café Rubio located at 9805 Northern Blvd. Flushing NY 11368.
A few tickets are still available and can be purchased at door.
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