(PHOENIX) — Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano could be returning back where he started soon. Soriano’s name has been brought up in trade rumors since June and the latest involves him returning to the New York Yankees.
“I have a list. The Yankees are on the list,” Soriano said on Wednesday. “I talked to my family and my family supports me in any kind of decision that I make. It’s good to hear that from my family, especially from my wife. My wife said any decision you make I will support.”
Soriano has 10-5 veto rights in his contract and could shoot down any proposed deal. The seven-time All-Star signed with the Yankees back in 1998 and played from 1999-2003.
“It was great when I used to be with the Yankees,” Soriano said. “My best friend with the team is [Derek] Jeter and he’s still there. Mariano [Rivera] is still there too. And me and [Robinson] Cano are good friends, too, because we’re from the same town. I could feel very good with the Yankees because I’ve been part of the family before with them.”
The Yankees roster has been depleted by injuries and is looking for a veteran bat that can fill the void in the outfield.
Soriano has $25 million left on an eight-year, $136 million contract that expires after the 2014 season.
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