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Alonso Soriano open to returning to Yankees

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06:27 PM ET 02.25 | Curtis Granderson broke his arm Sunday and it was determined that he'll be out until the first week of May at the earliest. This puts a massive void in the New York outfield, one that might be filled by acquiring a former player. The Chicago Cubs have made it no secret that they're willing to get rid of Alfonso Soriano and want to badly enough that they're willing to eat a majority of his massive $36 million salary. According to ESPN's Buster Olney, Soriano has expressed interest in playing for the Yankees once again and with the recent situation with Granderson, the Yankees might be considering a reunion as well. Soriano showed bursts of solid hitting in interleague play last year, proving that he may be able to hack it against American League pitching in a situation where he doesn't have to worry about fielding.

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February 25, 2013  11:58 PM ET

The key phrae in the blurb above is "...showed bursts of solid hitting in interleague play last year". He also sucked at times. I had him on fantasy team last year and if he was hot he was great but when he sucked he was really pitiful. And there were not even periods of extended hotness that made it worthwhile to keep him.
He is not worth it in fantasy and he won't be worth it in real life either. Besides the Yanks need someone who can play the field and not just hit and Soraino's defense has never been great.

February 26, 2013  12:56 AM ET

Ok this shows how totally stupid this Trust & Rumors section has become in each sport. Look 3 stories down from this and look at the title of the story, "Alphonso Soriano unsure if he'd OK trade to the Yankees" In that short of a time (less than a day), we have stores about the exact same person and team with opposite things to say. I'm done here. This place has lost all credibility now. Between that and 15 different ways of recycling the SAME story all the time in each sport. Sad. This USED TO be THE place for good rumors. Peace. Out.

February 26, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Regarding all the scenarios about replacing Granderson, in addition to the stated assumption he will only be out ten weeks, so the Yankees really don't need a player for the whole season, maybe what MLB needs is a version of the NBA's "10 day contract". Maybe what MLB should consider is a "30 day contract" and like the NBA's "10 day contract" it would be renewable once before the team either needs to releaase the player or sign him to at least an end of the year deal.

February 26, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Alonso? The daily typo, I guess.

February 26, 2013  08:17 AM ET
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Regarding all the scenarios about replacing Granderson, in addition to the stated assumption he will only be out ten weeks, so the Yankees really don't need a player for the whole season, maybe what MLB needs is a version of the NBA's "10 day contract". Maybe what MLB should consider is a "30 day contract" and like the NBA's "10 day contract" it would be renewable once before the team either needs to releaase the player or sign him to at least an end of the year deal.

That's a really good idea.

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