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Alfonso Soriano scratched with thumb sprain

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And the hits just keep on coming. Alfonso Soriano apparently has a sprained thumb that he has been nursing since diving for a ball during the Baltimore series. The injury hasn't prevented him from hitting, so the Yankees will feel this injury. With him out, Ichiro Suzuki will take his place in the lineup, Vernon Wells will move to left field and Ichiro will be in right.

Since coming to the Yankees, Soriano has only hit .251/.299/.525, but he has hit 15 home runs in only 197 plate appearances. In 46 games with the Yankees he has the second highest amount of home runs, he's fourth in RBI, fifth in stolen bases, fourth in Offensive WAR, and only needs 14 more hits to overtake Chris Stewart's season total. With Brett Gardner already out for the rest of the regular season, the outfield was going to be Soriano, Curtis Granderson and one of Wells or Ichiro. If he misses any extensive amount of time, we could see an everyday outfield comprised of two players who can't hit. It will be just like April all over again.

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