Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 7/26/13
As we reported earlier this week, the New York Yankees are in the process of acquiring Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano and Cubs manager Dale Sveum now says the trade is “99 percent done.” Soriano was removed from the lineup by Sveum prior to Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Sveum also claimed the New York Yankees were the only team he knew of that was talking with the Cubs about Soriano. The 37-year-old has also reported decided to waive his no-trade clause in order to return to the Bronx, where he began his career. The deal has not yet been completed but I talked to several sources around the league and all claimed it was virtually a done deal and that formalities were all that were left to be worked out. The Cubs will apparently receive a mid-level prospect in return for Soriano. Soriano broke into baseball with the Yankees back in 1999 and is currently hitting .254 with 17 home runs and 51 RBIs in 93 games this season. Last year he hit .262 with 38 home
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