In discussing Soriano, Theo Epstein reiterated what he has maintained since coming to Chicago: that the club will listen to potential deals for anyone:
"At some point in the future, if there's a transaction that makes sense with any of our players that puts the Cubs in a better position moving forward, we are going to pursue it. But in respect to Alfonso, he has power and is an offensive contributor. We can work with him to get the best out of him and see where that takes us."
The Cubs have spoken to at least eight American League teams about Soriano over the last six weeks, according to ESPN Chicago's Bruce Levine.
Soriano is owed $54 million over the next three seasons.
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