Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 7/23/13
The Chicago Cubs dumped one trade chip on Monday when they shipped starting pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers, and appear to have sent away another early Tuesday morning. According to the New York Post, the New York Yankees are set to acquire outfielder Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs in exchange for a mid-level prospect. The Yankees are desperately in need of a right-handed bat and the 37-year-old Soriano might be worth the gamble. He will likely take over as the every day left fielder until Curtis Granderson returns from the disabled list, after that Soriano is likely ticketed for the designated hitter role. Soriano broke into the big leagues with the Yankees and made his Major League debut with the team back in 1999. He played the next five seasons in the Bronx, before being shipped to the Texas Rangers as part of the trade that brought Alex Rodriguez to the Yankees. The Cubs signed Soriano to a massive eight-year, $136 million contract back in November of 2006, and since then he
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