While the Chicago Cubs have made veteran outfielder Alfonso
Soriano available over the several past years, he could finally be on the move this
winter, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
The Cubs expect to meet with teams regarding Soriano during
the upcoming winter meetings in Nashville, according to major-league sources.
Morosi adds that it won’t be easy for the Cubs to ship out
Soriano, who owns a full no-trade clause and is due another $36 million over
the next two seasons.
However, Soriano proved solid at the plate and at least
capable in the outfield last season. Over 561 at-bats the 36-year-old hit
.262/.322/.499 with 33 doubles and 32 home runs. The veteran also said last
season that he’d be willing to consider a trade to a contender.
Morosi lists the Philadelphia Phillies as an “obvious fit”
for Soriano. They are seeking a right-handed-hitting outfielder this winter,
and a veteran presence wouldn’t hurt the team’s current crop of projected
outfielders, including Darin Ruf, John Mayberry Jr. and Domonic Brown.
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