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Alfonso Soriano Was Plan B After Chicago White Sox Outfielder Alex Rios

class="ui-droppable">Alfonso Soriano is the newest member of the New York Yankees, as the Chicago Cubs agreed to deal their 37-year-old outfielder to the Bombers for Class-A right-hander Corey Black and $6.8 million.

Soriano, a player with a WAR of 0.7 this season, was holding the Cubs back from using younger players and continuing their rebuild. The Yankees, just 2.5 games out of the Wild Card race in the American League, can make much more use of him.

On the season, Soriano has clubbed 17 home runs, driven in 51 and produced a line of .254/.287/.467. Had he played the entire season with the Yankees, his home run and RBI totals would both rank second on the team behind Robinson Cano (21 and 70, respectively).

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