All signs point to a deal sending outfielder Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees being completed on Friday. Soriano, 37, is due roughly $24 million for the rest of this season and next.
The Cubs are picking up more than half of that total according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
#cubs are expected to pay more than half the $25M to go on sori thru ’14, assuming deal gets finalized.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 26, 2013
In exchange for Soriano’s return to New York the Yankees are expected to send a low-level pitching prospect to the Cubs.
While the Cubs have readily made Soriano available via trade no other teams have been linked to him. He spent the first half of his career with the Yankees before making stops in Texas and Washington and then signing with Chicago.