Reports: Mariners trade Soriano for Braves starter

Updated: December 7, 2006, 1:37 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Mariners found a way to prop up a pitching rotation in desperate need of help, agreeing to trade hard-throwing reliever Rafael Soriano to Atlanta for left-hander Horacio Ramirez, several media outlets reported Wednesday.

The Mariners are expected to announce the deal soon.

"There were physicals, but they're all done and it's going through," a major-league front-office source told the Seattle Times.

The 27-year-old Ramirez's ability to stay healthy has been an issue.

He ...

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