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Brian Cashman against Soriano deal

Updated: January 20, 2011, 8:21 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he did not want to sign Rafael Soriano because he didn't feel paying closer money to the team's setup man made sense. And, in the end, Cashman said he did not participate in negotiations with Soriano's agent, Scott Boras.

"I didn't recommend [the deal]," Cashman said after the team officially introduced Soriano as its eighth-inning man in front of closer Mariano Rivera.

Cashman's statements were made after the formal introduction ...

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