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MLB Injury News:
The Chicago Cubs should be getting some offers for their
37-year-old outfielder Alfonso Soriano. The Philadelphia Phillies would be a
perfect destination for Soriano considering that they are looking for some
outfield help bad.
KenRosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Phillies GM Ruben
Amaro is seeking some outfield help to make his team into more of a contender
in the NL East. John Mayberry and Domonic Brown are the corner outfielders as
it stands right now and if the Phillies want to be a contender in the division
they need to get some more talent in the outfield.
Soriano hit .262 in 2012 with 32 homeruns and 108 RBI’s in
his sixth season with the dreadful Cubs. Having hit over 20 homeruns for the
last 11 consecutive seasons, Soriano seems to be a great fit in Philadelphia.
He will come relatively cheap too, for somewhere around $5 million dollars for
the next couple years. The Cubs would most likely like some pitching in return
and the Phillies have some young prospects that would be more than enough to
get Soriano to Philadelphia. Soriano’s power bat could be some big help to the
Phillies outfield problems.
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