Report: Cubs Close to Sending Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees

According to a report CBS Sports citing the New York Post as the source, the Cubs are closing in on a deal that would send Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees.

According to the report from the Post, the Cubs would receive a mid-level prospect for Soriano. The Cubs would pick up a majority of the approximately $25 million owed to Soriano. The post reported that the money changing hands would be structured in such a way the Yankees are able to get under the $189 million luxury tax threshold for next season.

Alfonso Soriano has a full no-trade clause but according to the Post, he will not block a trade to the Yankees. Jon Heyman confirmed the report early Tuesday morning and said the Yankees “are moving closer to acquiring Alfonso Soriano.”

David Kaplan reported the Cubs are exploring deals involving Alfonso Soriano according to his sources.

Alfonso Soriano is hitting .256/.286/.471/.756 in 92 games this season with 24 doubles, one triple and 17 home runs. Soriano has gotten hot of late and increased his trade value.

ESPN Dallas reported that the Rangers could also be interested in Alfonso Soriano on Monday night as Texas looks for a way to add a right-handed bat.

The Sun-Times questioned the report from the Post and according to Gordon Wittenmyer’s sources, there are questions about the money that would be exchanged in a possible trade for Soriano.

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