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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 just...
Via Rumors and Rants
November 04, 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

If Tex is out for a while, here's a wild thought: Trade for a slugging Triple A first-baseman

Disney story line thought for the day:We trade somebody old to Seattle. I dunno, Alfonso Soriano, maybe. We bring Jesus home.This resurrects Jesus, of course. He rekindles his former prospect status, the way Soriano briefly did last August. He turns into the right-handed DH, 1B and "during-emergency-break-glass" catcher that we once envisioned, long before we ever heard the name...

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 since 2004. That...
Via Lady At The Bat
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Soriano misses 3rd day with flu

New York Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano has missed his third straight spring training workout due to the flu and will be evaluated on Monday. The Yankees, without Soriano on Saturday, were limited because of rain to an early simulated game for fifth starter candidate David Phelps and live batting practice that included top pitching prospect Manny Banuelos, who is coming back...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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