When the Cubs lineup was released for Wednesday’s game without Alfonso Soriano in it, the first thought was the Cubs are close to completing the trade that would send Soriano to the Yankees. The Cubs said Wednesday was a scheduled day off for Soriano despite his career numbers against Ian Kennedy. Soriano is 6-for-13 with a double and three home runs versus Kennedy.
According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs and Yankees continue to discuss a deal for Alfonso Soriano but nothing is close and is not expected to be finalized on Wednesday.
Updated 6:00pm CDT – The Yankees are on a list of acceptable teams that Alfonso Soriano gave to Theo Epstein.
Alfonso Soriano still must waive his no trade clause and according to the Sun-Times, how much of the nearly $25 million left owed to Soriano the Yankees are willing to accept “remains a key part of the equation.”
As long as Soriano does not invoke his no trade rights, a deal between the two teams appears on the horizon.
Nate Schierholtz and David DeJesus are being shopped by the Cubs according to the Sun-Times.
Stay Tuned …