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Soriano learns from rough spring outing

Soriano learns from rough spring outing

VIERA, Fla. -- A day after Rafael Soriano was hit hard for five runs against the Astros on Monday night, Nationals manager Matt Williams reiterated that he wasn't concerned about his closer.

After the game, Soriano talked about his delivery with pitching coach Steve McCatty, and the closer acknowledged that he was having a problem with his release point.


"He didn't feel like it was exactly where he wanted it to be," Williams said. "He is a veteran guy. He is a pro. He knows what he is doing. It didn't work out last night. He will go again."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.