CBS Sports' Jon Heyman spoke to an individual in the Chicago Cubs organization who indicated that Alfonso Soriano's contract is a major reason why he expects Soriano to be with Chicago on opening day:
according toperson, likely they start year with soriano in left field. should be in AL, but big $ to work out
Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein are considering all options as they work to re-make the Chicago Cubs organization, and they've reportedly spoken to as many as eight American League clubs about a deal for Alfonso Soriano.
While Soriano is still a useful power hitter, he is owed $54 million over the next three seasons, and potential trade partners most likely will want some cash from the Cubs. Soriano will be 38 in the final year of his contract.
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