MLB trade rumors: Yankees close to acquiring Alfonso Soriano

USA TODAY Sports

George King of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are close to acquiring Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs. The Yankees would be on the hook for a little more than $6 million of the money left on Soriano's contract for the rest of this season and next with the Cubs picking up the majority of the tab.

If Chicago is going to be footing most of the bill, the Yankees will need to make up for it with whoever they send to the Cubs in return. No details on who might be sent over in the trade from New York, but King says it would be a mid-level prospect. Soriano does have a no-trade clause that he would be willing to waive in a deal with the Yankees.

In 91 games for Chicago this season, Soriano has hit .259/.289/.476 with 17 home runs and a 103 wRC+. For a Yankees team that is starving for offense, that is nothing to sneeze at. Acquiring an outfielder moves Vernon Wells back to a DH or platoon role, and clouds the picture a bit for when Curtis Granderson returns next month. Who would ultimately get the boot?

If nothing else, this seems to signify that the Yankees intend to be buyers and not sellers at this month's deadline. Do you think that is the right move? Are you excited about a potential reunion between the Yankees and Soriano?

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