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Rafael Soriano Becomes First Lieutenant In Dominican Air Force

Posted By Charles Mager On October 30, 2013 @ 1:47 PM In MLB | No Comments

Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports [1]

Rafael Soriano [2]James Wagner of the Washington Post has a good article about Nationals closer Rafael Soriano, who enlists in the Dominican Republic’s Air Force when he goes home during the offseason:

Soriano was brought into the Dominican Air Force, an honorary placement, a distinction also bestowed upon other major leaguers from the Dominican. But Soriano took it a step further. He began coaching the Air Force’s baseball team, serving as an unofficial pitching coach during the offseason.

Soriano, 33, is back at home in the Dominican now with his family and soon he will begin stopping by the nearby military base to coach this year’s baseball team. He donates gloves, bats and uniforms. He has risen all the way to first lieutenant, with a promotion to captain coming perhaps this winter, he said.

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[1] Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports: http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/10/30/rafael-soriano-first-lieutenant-in-the-dominican-air-force/

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