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Cubs outfielder David DeJesus was traded to the Nationals yesterday on a waiver claim for a player to be named later. It appears, however, that that claim was merely an attempt to block DeJesus from going somewhere else, because the Nationals have reportedly turned around and put DeJesus right back on waivers.
DeJesus is certainly a useful player, but the Nats believe their outfield is set...Read more »
While Alfonso Soriano has veto power over any trade, he has given Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein a list of teams he would accept a trade to, and the Yankees are one of them, according to multiple reports.
The trade deadline is still one week away, and other teams are reportedly interested in the 37-year-old outfielder. Soriano said he wouldn't turn down the Yankees but is waiting so the...Read more »
The Yankees are close to acquiring outfielder Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs, according to multiple reports.
The New York Post first reported the news.
Soriano would give the sagging Yankees offense a much-needed boost. The team was shut out on three hits last night by the Texas Rangers in their latest offensive dud.
Soriano is hitting .256 with a .756 on-base plus slugging percentage...Read more »