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Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors: Alfonso Soriano Drawing Interest From AL Teams, According To Report

Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM sports anchor George Ofman says that some American League clubs are interested in Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano, but any deal would cost Chicago a chunk of change:

Soriano in play? 3 A.L. teams kicking the tires. Don't know them yet but Cubs would have to pay plenty and want youth in return

The 35-year-old Soriano's current deal will pay him $18 million annually through 2014, so it's no wonder that the Cubs would have to ship out some cash with the outfielder. Soriano hit .244/.289/.469 in 2011 with 26 home runs and 88 RBI.

The Cubs signed free agent outfielder David DeJesus on Wednesday, which may have made Soriano more expendable.

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