Sources: Braves trade Soriano to Rays

Updated: December 10, 2009, 10:20 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Atlanta Braves have traded relief pitcher Rafael Soriano to the Tampa Bay Rays for right-hander Jesse Chavez, major league sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

The deal could be completed by the end of Thursday pending a review of Soriano's medical records by the Rays, a source told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

Soriano underwent Tommy John surgery in 2004 and spent time on the disabled list with elbow tendinitis in 2008.

Soriano, who had 27 saves and a 2.97 ERA for ...

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