Alfonso Soriano has officially returned to the franchise with which he began
his major league career. The New York Yankees acquired the 37-year-old
outfielder from the Chicago Cubs on Friday in exchange for Corey Black, a
minor league pitcher. Years removed from his prime, Soriano has proven he can
still hit the long ball. He clubbed 17 homers and drove in 51 runs while
batting .254 over 93 games with the Cubs this season. The seven-time All-Star
reached the majors in 1999 and spent the first five years of his career with
the Yankees before being dealt to the Texas Rangers for Alex Rodriguez.
Soriano started in left field and went 0-for-5 with an RBI in Friday's 10-6
loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.