Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano has confirmed that he used his "10-5" no-trade rights to reject a deal that would have sent him to the San Francisco Giants, as Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Tribune reports. Soriano expected to be dealt before the trade deadline earlier this week, but he didn't want to go to San Francisco.
Here's what Soriano said to Wittenmyer:
I’m surprised that me and a couple more players were not moved. But sometimes it’s not easy. Both teams have to be on the same page to get people traded.
Apparently, Soriano wasn't on the same page with the Cubs when they wanted to move him to the Giants. The outfielder says that he's already consented to possible deals sending him to the Los Angeles Dodgers, plus a few other teams included on a list that he gave to the team recently.
For now, the team will continue to monitor possible deals this month for Soriano, who will surely pass through waivers given the exorbitant salaries he's set to receive through 2014.