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Alfonso Soriano has officially retired

It seemed to be in the cards after the Yankees released him in July, but seven-time All-Star Alfonso Soriano has retired after a 16-year career in the majors. BREAKING: Alfonso Soriano Announces Retirement after 16-Years MLB Career. @z101digital @ZDeportes @AdamRubinESPN @Enrique_Rojas1 — Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) November 4, 2014 Soriano finishes his career with 412 home runs...
Via The Outside Corner
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano retires

Alfonso Soriano, one of the most productive players of his era, retired from baseball on Tuesday night. During a radio interview in his native Dominican Republic, the 38-year-old said he no longer felt the desire to continue his career. Soriano said, “I lost the love and passion to play the game. Right now, my family is the most important thing.”   The 16-year MLB veteran...
Via Rumors and Rants
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano Announces His Retirement From MLB

Alfonso Soriano has called it a career after 16 years. Soriano had last played with the Yankees, after being traded there from the Cubs BREAKING: Alfonso Soriano Announces Retirement after 16-Years MLB Career. @z101digital@ZDeportes@AdamRubinESPN@Enrique_Rojas1 — Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) November 4, 2014   The post Alfonso Soriano Announces His Retirement From MLB appeared...
Via Geeks and Cleats
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees formerly release Alfonso Soriano

getty The New York Yankees have released Alfonso Soriano. Soriano had been designated for assignment a week ago and to the surprise of no one cleared waiver. The 38-year-old is at the end of the line as he hit just .221/.244/.367 with six homers over 67 games for the Yankees before the team finally cut ties with him. In other Yankee news the team sent relievers Jim Miller and Bryan...
Via Tireball.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano mulling retirement

There comes a time in every man's journey through life when he must stop and ask himself, did I give 100% every chance I had? That time came for Alfonso Soriano on Sunday when he was designated for assignment by the New York Yankees.#451714668 / gettyimages.comAccording to Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes, Soriano has not decided what he is going to do and retirement is an option...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Designate Alfonso Soriano For Assignment

The New York Yankees sent veteran power hitter Alfonso Soriano packing on Sunday afternoon. This move came on the heels of New York acquiring Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Yankees designated Alfonso Soriano for assignment. His -1.5 Wins Above Replacement ranked tied for 3rd-worst among position players in 2014 — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 6...
Via Sportsnaut
July 06, 2014  |  1 Comment

Yankees Designate Slumping Alfonso Soriano For Minor League Assignment

Alfonso Soriano’s 2014 season reached a new low on Sunday. The New York Yankees announced that they had designated Soriano to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre for assignment. The Yankees called up right-handed pitcher Bruce Billings to take Soriano’s place. Soriano is hitting just .221 with six home runs and 23 RBIs this season. The 38-year-old hasn’t hit a home run since May...
Via NESN.com
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: The Stunning Fall of Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso Soriano, who nearly carried the Yankees to the playoffs last season, has been designated for assignment, manager Joe Girardi said today. Soriano will now be put through waivers, and if he goes unclaimed, will be allowed to sign with any team in baseball. After being acquired by New York from the Chicago Cubs last July, Soriano hit 17 home-runs and had 50 RBIs in just 58 games...
Via Standing O Sports
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs fan nearly causes Bartman-like incident for Yankees’ Alfonso Soriano (GIFs)

Despite a Chicago Cubs fan’s best — or worst — efforts, New York Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano somehow managed to snag a foul popup during the sixth inning in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader after chasing it down near where the left field line and the seats almost meet in Yankee Stadium. What makes […] The post Cubs fan nearly causes Bartman-like incident...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano At First Base? Yankees Have Kicked Around The Idea

Alfonso Soriano as back-up first baseman? Hardball Talk posted a link yesterday to a story by ESPN NY's Andrew Marchand, which quotes manager Joe Girardi as saying the Yankees "have kicked [the idea] around a little bit." Really?That's as bad as thinking about moving him back to second base. Alfonso Soriano is 37 years old and hasn't played in the infield regularly...
Via Lady At The Bat
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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