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Erik Boland

Boland has been the Yankees beat writer since 2009.

Alfonso Soriano recovered from illness

Alfonso Soriano follows through on a grand slam

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

TAMPA, Fla. -- Alfonso Soriano was back at work after missing four days with the flu.

“Much better,” said the Yankees' designated hitter/outfield on Monday.

Soriano went through a light workout early Monday morning that included 15 minutes of work in the batting cage.

Of his illness, which included an inability to keep food down, Soriano described it as “pretty bad.”

“No...

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