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Cubs' Rafael Soriano strikes out three for Double-A Tennessee

Cubs' Rafael Soriano strikes out three for Double-A Tennessee

Manager Joe Maddon believes it could take eight appearances for Rafael Soriano to be ready to join the Chicago Cubs. Soriano took a positive step Monday night by striking out three in his organizational debut for Double-A Tennessee. Soriano, 35, who saved 45 games for Maddon with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2010, allowed a double to Joey DeMichele of Birmingham to start the fifth inning before proceeding to strike out Courtney Hawkins, the White Sox's first pick in the 2012 draft, Christian Marrero and Brian Fletcher. Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, however, was tagged for four runs on eight hits in four innings of a 4-3 loss. Wada, on a minor league rehabilitation assignment after...

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