Soriano Would Only Accept a Trade to a Contender

According to a report from Bruce Levine, Alfonso Soriano would accept a trade from the Cubs … but only to a contender.

Alfonso Soriano addressed the trade rumors Friday at the convention and said he would only accept a trade that works out well for him and his family. Soriano likes playing for the Cubs and is comfortable with the team.

The Cubs owe Alfonso Soriano $54 million over the final three years of his contract. The Cubs have spoken to eight American League teams about Soriano this off-season. The Cubs, as well as a majority of baseball, see Soriano as only a designated hitter at this point in his career.

Soriano has a full no-trade clause in his contract.

From the ESPN Chicago report:

“They can do whatever they want. It has to be good for me and my family for me to agree [to a trade]. I’m comfortable with the Cubs. I won’t go to just any team. I want to be with a contender. I also want to be in the playoffs again. So I’d have to be comfortable with both the team and the city I get traded to.”

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