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Alfonso Soriano | Outfielder

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (39) / 1/7/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Hector Gomez of Listin Diario in the Dominican Republic reports that Alfonso Soriano has announced his retirement from baseball.
Soriano, 38, was released by the Yankees in July and wound up taking the rest of the year off. Now, he's decided to hang up his cleats for good. It's the end of what has been a terrific career, as Soriano batted .270/.319/.500 with 412 home runs and 1,159 RBI across 16 seasons. He was a seven-time All-Star and is the most recent player (and one of only four ever) to have a 40/40 season. Tue, Nov 4, 2014 08:58:00 PM

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According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Alfonso Soriano has told friends that he'll take the rest of the year off.

Soriano was released by the Yankees on July 14 after batting just .221/.244/.367 with six home runs in 67 games and hasn't drawn much interest on the open market. The veteran outfielder is considering trying to return to the majors in 2015 at the age of 39.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 03:20:00 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Blue Jays have "checked on" Alfonso Soriano.

The Jays are looking for a power bat with Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, and Brett Lawrie on the disabled list. Soriano, 38, was released by the Yankees earlier this week after batting just .221/.244/.367 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 67 games for New York.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 03:24:00 PM

Yankees released OF/DH Alfonso Soriano.

Soriano was designated for assignment a week ago and, not surprisingly, cleared waivers. The 38-year-old has returned to his native Dominican Republic but presumably would be open to catching on with another club for the remainder of the season. He was batting just .221/.244/.367 with six homers over 67 games for the Yanks before losing his roster spot.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 07:28:00 PM

Yankees designated OF/DH Alfonso Soriano for assignment.

Soriano slugged 17 homers over 58 games after being picked up by the Yankees last season, but he's hit just .221/.244/.367 with six bombs over 67 contests this year. Given his $18 million salary, he'll obviously clear waivers. However, he shouldn't have trouble finding someone willing to give him a shot at the league minimum.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 12:25:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi plans to play Alfonso Soriano only versus left-handed pitching for the time being.

Soriano is hitting just .195/.221/.341 against righties this season but sports a robust .303/.329/.515 line versus southpaws. His cut in playing time means more starts for Ichiro Suzuki, who's hitting .309/.371/.351. "Most of his struggles have been off right-handers, not left-handers," Girardi said. "That’s why I ran him out there again today. He has had good at-bats against left-handers. He’ll continue to play against left-handers. We’ll get him going."
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 12:42:00 PM

Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-3 with an RBI single Thursday against the Athletics.

Soriano was 0-for-15 with eight strikeouts over his last six games, so this was nice to see. Even after the multi-hit day, the 38-year-old is batting just .233/.259/.402 on the year. After posting a .791 OPS last year between the Cubs and Yankees, he's currently at just .661.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Alfonso Soriano went 0-for-4 and struck out three times in the loss to the Mariners on Monday.

Soriano is starting to sit more against right-handers because of his struggles, and it could get a whole lot worse once Carlos Beltran comes off the disabled list. While the .230 average is only a mild disappointment, his six homers and 19 RBI are well south of what was expected and his 55/6 K/BB ratio in 183 at-bats is far more hideous than usual.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 10:14:00 PM

Alfonso Soriano struck out as a pinch-hitter in his lone at bat during Friday's loss to the Twins.

Soriano has really been scuffling at the plate in the month of May, hitting a paltry .228 (18-for-79) with two homers, nine RBI and 29 strikeouts (36.7%). While he has traditionally been a better performer in the second half, he'll need to start showing signs of life or he'll continue to lose playing time.
Fri, May 30, 2014 10:22:00 PM

Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored against the White Sox on Sunday.

Soriano now has three doubles in his last two days, and he scored a run in each of the past three games. It's a small positive in what's been a disappointing season for the 38-year-old, as he's hitting just .246/.271/.427 with six home runs after hitting 34 bombs last year.
Sun, May 25, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-4 with an RBI double as the Yankees defeated the Mets on Thursday.

Soriano's RBI double in the seventh inning broke a scoreless tie and proved to be the winning run as the Yankees held on to win 1-0. His OPS has been on a precipitous decline over the last three weeks. Thursday's performance only bumps him up to .691. While he has shown occasional power, he hasn't been walking and he has been hitting for a characteristically-low average.
Thu, May 15, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Rays.

Soriano provided the bookends for Sunday's win, scoring the first run of the game and driving in the last of the Yankees' five runs with an RBI single in the 12th inning. He's now hit in five straight games, raising his line to .275/.324/.493 with seven RBI for the year.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Alfonso Soriano went 3-for-5 and hit his fourth homer Thursday versus the Rays.

The homer tonight was a solo shot off David Price. After opening the season 0-for-16, Soriano is 15-for-42 with four homers in his last 10 games.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:02:00 PM

Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Soriano was a little slow to get going this season, but he has three multi-hit games in his last five and four extra-base hits (including two home runs and three RBI) over his last four. We're not expecting a high batting average, but the 38-year-old is in good situation from a power perspective.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

It was his first home run of the season. Soriano went 0-for-16 to begin the season, but he has hit safely in each of his last three games. While he's unlikely to match what he did during the second half last year, he should still provide some cheap pop and double-digit steals for fantasy owners this year.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 05:03:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Robert Refsnyder
3Nick Noonan
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Jose Pirela
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
3Slade Heathcott
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Tyler Austin
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Chris Capuano
5CC Sabathia
6Ivan Nova
7Domingo German
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Chasen Shreve
7Bryan Mitchell
8Chase Whitley
9Esmil Rogers
10Branden Pinder
11Chris Martin
12Daniel Burawa
13Jose De Paula