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ALFONSO SORIANO RUMORS

Chicago news: Cubs, White Sox TV ratings long way from 2008; Cubs down 72%

My latest Chicago Tribune column is on the local TV ratings for the Cubs and White Sox for 2014 compared to 2008, when both teams made the playoffs and baseball was king in Chicago. You also can access a link to the full column via my Twitter feed at @Sherman_Report. From the column: ******* On May 28, 2008, Alfonso Soriano’s game-winning single in the 10th inning gave the Cubs...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano to return in 2015?

Earlier this month the New York Yankees released outfielder Alfonso Soriano and it now looks like he won’t be seen again in the majors this season. That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone as Soriano’s batting .221 with only 6 homers over 67 games played. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that Soriano has decided to take the rest of the season off and will shoot for a return...
Via My Sports Rumors
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano shooting for possible 2015 return to the big leagues

Seven-time All-Star Alfonso Soriano, released by the Yankees earlier this month, has told friends he expects to take the rest of this season off, then consider next season whether to return to play in the majors. Soriano hit 34 home runs splitting time between the Cubs and Yankees in 2013, so his departure after a slow start this year seemed rather abrupt. This is the final year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  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

Alfonso Soriano Designated for Assignment

Soriano laced a double in the 11th, stole third and scored the game-winning run. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)More moves to report. Yankees have decided to cut ties with the struggling Alfonso Soriano. The team has reportedly designated the 38-year-old outfielder for assignment. Soriano has been in a slump most the year and really never got a fair shake with his truncated...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss
BACK WHERE IT BEGAN

Alfonso Soriano traded to Yankees

Following days of speculation, the Chicago Cubs traded veteran outfielder Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees, where he started his MLB career.

Via Players View
July 26, 2013  |  1 Comment
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