Yankees release Alfonso Soriano

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Here’s a little bit of Yankees news before the All-Star game begins:

The Yankees have officially announced they have released OF Alfonso Soriano. Soriano was designated for assignment last week following a rough three months of the season and with Soriano’s poor play and Ichiro Suzuki gaining more playing time, there was honestly no room for him to get quality at-bats. In 67 games with the Yankees, Soriano was hitting .221 with 6 HR’s and 23 RBI’s.

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2 Responses to Yankees release Alfonso Soriano

  1. hotdog says:

    I wonder what would have happened had the Yankees kept Soriano and Arod went elsewhere…Arod had some great years with the team but I hated losing Soriano…

    • They wouldn't have been as good and probably wouldn't have won the 2009 World Series.

      A-Rod hit .300/.401/.567 from 2004 to 2009. Soriano hit .275/.328/.514. A-Rod struggled in a couple of playoff series, but Soriano was downright bad in October. A-Rod's career postseason numbers .263/.369/.464 and Soriano's .213/.263/.299. Soriano also set the record for most strikeouts in the playoffs with 26 back in 2003, 3 months before the Yankees traded him.

      So glad they made that deal.

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