According to, New York Yankees closer Rafael Soriano may decide to use his opt-out clause at the end of the year. Soriano is due to make $14 million for the 2013 season, but as part of the three year and $35 million contract that he signed ahead of the 2011 season, he has the option of taking a $1.5 buyout and exiting the final year of his deal.

Since emerging as the Yankees closer following Mariano Rivera’s injury, Soriano has recorded 37 saves with a 2.17 ERA, 2.86 FIP and 3.56 xFIP. With Rivera’s future still up in the air, Soriano’s camp could be interested in pursuing a long-term deal elsewhere as a closer.