The New York Yankees are in talks to acquire left fielder Alfonso Soriano from the Chicago Cubs, according to a major league source.
The deal is close, according to George King of the New York Post. But the source said the two sides have not reached agreement, and Soriano would need to waive his no-trade clause to join the Yankees, the source said.
Soriano, 37, rejected a trade to the San Francisco Giants last season. He recently told FOXSports.com he would approve a deal to the right city and team, and he played for the Yankees from 1999 to 2003.
The Cubs likely consulted with Soriano before engaging in advanced discussions with the Yankees, who are in desperate need of offense, ranking 12th out of 15 in the American League in runs scored.
The biggest point of negotiation in the Soriano discussions likely will be the amount of money the Cubs include in the deal. Soriano is owed about $25 million through the end of next season. The Cubs are willing to pay a significant portion o...