Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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  After nine seasons away from the team that signed him as a 22-year old out of Japan, Alfonso Soriano has returned home to the Bronx. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio, the Yankees and Cubs have completed a deal that sends the veteran outfielder to New York in exchange for a mid-level prospect who is not yet known. Because Soriano has 10-and-5 rights (10 years in MLB, 5 with current team), he had the right to veto any trade proposal. The Yankees were in desperate need of a right-handed bat with some pop, and they might be getting Soriano at the right time. In his last 25 games, he’s hitting .275 with 10 homers and 21 RBI. Overall this season, he’s hitting .254/.287/.467 with 17 homers and 51 RBI. Soriano now figures to be the best offensive threat in the lineup behind Robinson Cano, automatically ranking first on the team in doubles (24) and second in home runs and RBI behind Robbie. When Curtis Granderson returns, the Yankees will have three left-handed bats i...
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