August 15, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (13) is greeted by Alfonso Soriano (12) after hitting a two run home run in the third inning against the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-US PRESSWIRE

Alfonso Soriano Would Be Hesitant To Accept Trade To San Francisco Giants

David DeJesus finished 4-for-4 from the leadoff spot on Wednesday to lead the Cubs to a 7-2 victory over Houston.

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Alfonso Soriano Trade Rumors: Cubs Slugger Still Not Interested In Heading To San Francisco

With the recent news that San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera has been suspended for positive drug test, Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano's name is once again at the forefront of the league's juiciest trade talks.

But even after the 36-year-old slugger already refused a deal at the deadline when the Giants came calling last month, baseball insiders have publicly wondered if Soriano would reconsider such a move upon hearing the news. Soriano, though, told Chicago Tribune reporter Paul Sullivan on Wednesday that he's still not too keen on playing for the Giants:

"I don't think so," Soriano said. "San Francisco is not good weather to play in. It's on the West Coast and I've never played on the West Coast. We'll see what happens if they call. I'll talk to my family then and see. It's not my call. i know it's 50 percent of my call, but it's my family's (call) too. I'd talk to my family and see what happens."

Soriano's contract stipulates that he'll be able to shoot down any deal he's not 100% on-board with, so there's not really much the Cubs can do if he's fully opposed to San Francisco. Melky Cabrera's ill-timed suspension certainly makes the Giants buyers at the moment, although it appears unlikely Soriano's name will be involved.

Stay with this StoryStream for more trade rumors involving the Cubs, and be sure to head over to Bleed Cubbie Blue for more Cubs news. Also visit Baseball Nation for more MLB coverage from around the league.


Astros Vs. Cubs Final Score: David DeJesus Smacks 2 Home Runs In 7-2 Chicago Victory

Powered by a perfect 4-for-4 performance from leadoff hitter David DeJesus, the Chicago Cubs took care of the visiting Houston Astros on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field, with a final score of 7-2.

The 32-year-old DeJesus not only stepped to the plate with the bases empty in the third inning and smacked his 72nd career home run, but proceeded to hit another round-tripper in the fourth inning. It was a blast to the bleachers in center that also brought home pitcher Justin Germano, the game's winning pitcher.

The big day from DeJesus bumped his season average to .270, and more importantly helped lead the Cubs to a much-needed win in the series-clinching game. With a tricky seven-game stretch against dangerous home teams like Cincinnati and Milwaukee starting up Friday, Chicago desperately needed to take care of business against a weak-hitting lineup like Houston's.

Looking to win for the third time in their last four contests, the Cubs will send lefty Travis Wood to the mound on Friday to kick off their brutal road trip against the Reds.

Be sure to visit Bleed Cubbie Blue for more Cubs coverage, and check out The Crawfish Boxes for more on the Astros. Also visit Baseball Nation for even more MLB news and analysis from around the league.

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