The New York Yankees traded the popular Alfonso Soriano in the deal for Alex Rodriguez years ago and since that time, there have been numerous rumors about Soriano returning to the Yankees. This time around, however, things maybe different and Soriano returning to the Bronx might be closer than ever.
Multiple outlets are reporting the Yankees have an interest in Soriano because of the recent forearm injury suffered by Curtis Granderson. Since Granderson was moved to left-field, the Yankees could easily slide Soriano into Granderson’s spot in left during his absence. Soriano would also help give the Yankees more flexibility in regards to their DH position, especially if Alex Rodriguez is unable to return this season.
The Yankees have also been looking for a big right handed bat all off-season and Soriano would make a great fit. Last season Soriano hit 32 home runs and drove in 108 runs. He has 11 straight seasons of at least 20 homers. With A-Rod out and missing Granderson for at least the first month of the season, the Yankees are in need of some power and Soriano would certainly be able to fill that void.
The Chicago Cubs have been trying to trade Soriano and AM New York reports that even though Soriano has turned down trade offers before, he is willing to accept a trade to the Yankees. There is no word on what the Yankees would give up for Soriano but the price tag isn’t likely to be steep since the Cubs are desperate to get rid of him.
So get ready New York, it’s possible your long lost love in the Alex Rodriguez trade may be coming back to the Bronx.
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