Found February 24, 2012 on Chicago Sun Times:
PLAYERS: Alfonso Soriano
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
MESA, Ariz. — Considering the emphasis on the new direction the Cubs are taking — not to mention a significant de-emphasis of some old clubhouse presences — Alfonso Soriano had a right to be the most surprised Cub to still have a uniform and locker stall at Fitch Park this spring. But the Cubs’ sudden eldest statesman among position players said the winter trade rumors don’t concern him nearly as much as his intention of becoming a leader by example for a new-attitude Cubs team. As he arrived in camp for the first day of full-squad workouts Friday, Soriano said …

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