Derek Jeter might not be the only player retiring after the 2014 season.
“It depends on how I feel,’’ Soriano said when asked by The Post if he wants to continue playing. “If I am healthy I will play [in 2015]. If not, I will let it go. It depends how I feel.’’
Soriano, who will be 39 in July, hit 34 homers and drove in 101 runs during the 2013 campaign. His splits were almost identical during his time with the Cubs and Yankees. With Chicago, he hit .254 with 17 homers and 51 RBI’s while with the Yankees, he hit .256 with 17 homers and 50 RBI’s.
Following the Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran signing, the Yankees moved Brett Gardner back to left field, leaving Soriano without an every day job in the outfield. The Yankees could DH Soriano, but Soriano prefers to play defense.
“I don’t know,’’ Soriano said when asked where he fit. “They said something about DH and left field. I want to be in the lineup, it doesn’t matter where.’’
If Soriano is the Yankees DH, he admits he will have to make adjustments and prepare for whatever situation arises.
“If I am the DH I will have to make adjustments,’’ Soriano said. “When the team is playing defense I will have to find a way to keep my body warm and ready.’’