Alfonso Soriano Designated for Assignment

Soriano laced a double in the 11th, stole third and scored the game-winning run. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Soriano laced a double in the 11th, stole third and scored the game-winning run. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

More moves to report. Yankees have decided to cut ties with the struggling Alfonso Soriano. The team has reportedly designated the 38-year-old outfielder for assignment. Soriano has been in a slump most the year and really never got a fair shake with his truncated playing time, but his .221/.241/.367 slash and six home runs speaks for itself. To fill the roster spot, the team has activated pitcher Bruce Billings to the 40-man roster and will be called up in the meantime. I’m sure it’s just a short term move, we could see Zoilo Almonte or possibly Jose Pirela recalled in a few days. Soriano made his return last year in and basically carried the Yankees for the second half of last year, but this season it’s a different story.

Nicholas Tarnowsky

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  • docwilly

    sorry 2 see him go. One of my faves