Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Alfonso Soriano has officially returned to the
franchise with which he began his major league career.
The New York Yankees acquired the 37-year-old outfielder from the Chicago Cubs
on Friday in exchange for Corey Black, a minor league pitcher.
Years removed from his prime, Soriano has proven he can still hit the long
ball. He clubbed 17 homers and drove in 51 runs while batting .254 over 93
games with the Cubs this season.
The seven-time All-Star reached the majors in 1999 and spent the first five
years of his career with the Yankees before being dealt to the Texas Rangers
for Alex Rodriguez. After two years with the Rangers, he was shipped to the
Washington Nationals before signing a massive free-agent deal with the Cubs in
During his career, the .272 lifetime hitter has amassed 389 home runs and
Black, 21, has made 19 starts with Single-A Tampa this year, going 3-8 with a
4.25 ERA. The right-hander was selected by the Yankees in the fourth round of
the 2012 draft.
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