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There have been several trade rumors swirling around Chicago
Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano this offseason, but the veteran told Carrie Muskat of MLB.com that he hopes to remain with the club and be a part of their
next winning team.
"I want to stay here and finish my career here and try
to win before I retire," Soriano said. "I signed here to bring a
World Series winner to Chicago. It's been a long time since they won a World Series.
That's my dream. I hope to stay here, and when they win, I want to be part of
Soriano recently turned 37, and the slugger is owed another
$36 million over the next two seasons. This would make him an unlikely fit for
a team that is going through a rebuilding period.
However, the Cubs have said how much they appreciate how
well Soriano does in the clubhouse and aren’t prepared to ship him out for
Soriano also continued to prove valuable at the plate last
season. Over 561 at-bats, he hit .262/.322/.499 with 33 doubles and 32 home
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