What is Rafael Soriano's entrance music for the Yankees this season?
Yankees replacement closer Rafael Soriano’s entrance music for the 2012 MLB season is “El Rey de Monticulo” (King of the Mound) by Ediseuri Concepcion Mejia. Mejia is a fellow native of Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic.
The song was written about Soriano’s 2010 season. That year with the Tampa Bay Rays he amassed a staggering 45 saves out of 48 opportunities. He closed that season with an ERA of 1.73.
Soriano began his professional career in 1999 playing Minor League ball for the Everett AquaSox. He made his Major League debut in 2002 when the Mariners called him up. Since then he’s been bounced back and forth between the Majors and Minors and from team to team. With 20 saves before the 2012 All-Star break, Soriano may have found a home in New York.