Description: Yankees outfielder/DH Alfonso Soriano hit his first homer of the season Tuesday against the Orioles.
Insight: The 38-year-old went 0-for-12 over his first four games but he's five for his last 10. Soriano had 17 homers and 50 RBI in just 58 games after the Cubs traded him to New York last year.
4/4/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder/DH Alfonso Soriano is not in Friday's lineup.
Insight: Just a day of rest for the 38-year-old. Beltran will shift over to DH and Ichiro Suzuki will start in right field.
9/29/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano is 7-for-14 with three doubles and one homer in his career against Houston's Erik Bedard.
Insight: Soriano has hit .176 over his last six games but this matchup should help him have one last big game to end the season. The veteran has hit .256 with 17 homers and 50 RBI in 58 games since joining New York.
9/21/2013 9:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano homered for the second straight game Saturday against the Giants.
Insight: The Yankee pinstripes have revitalized Soriano; he now has 17 homers and 50 RBI in 52 games with New York after hitting 17 with 51 in 93 games with the Cubs. His 34 homers this year are his most since he hit 46 in 2006.
9/14/2013 8:36:00 PM
Description: New York left fielder Alfonso Soriano is day-to-day with a sprained thumb. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com
Insight: He was a late scratch from Saturday's starting lineup. Consider him doubtful for the series finale Sunday night at Fenway.
9/13/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano is just a .143 hitter (5-for-350 versus Boston starter John Lacket without a home run.
Insight: With two more RBI, he'll reach 100 for the second straight season. The outfielder has never had back-to-back 100-RBI seasons.
9/10/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: Alfonso Soriano has four multi-homer games since joining the Yankees and seven this season.
Insight: His latest came Tuesday at Baltimore to help the Yankees win, 7-5. Soriano now has 32 homers, the same number he had last season. With two more RBI, he'll reach 100 for the second straight season. The outfielder has never had back-to-back 100-RBI seasons.
9/7/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano is a career .152 hitter (5-for-33) against Boston right-hander John Lackey.
Insight: Soriano has returned to his normal production level after an amazing span just after being brought over to the Yankees, He's batting .234 over the past two weeks with an .834 OPS.
8/30/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Despite playing just 33 games with the Yankees, Alfonso Soriano is tied for second on the team with 13 home runs.
Insight: It says a little about New York's offense this season and a lot about how much of a monster Soriano has been since coming back to the Yankees. He went deep for the 29th time this season Friday against the Orioles.
8/27/2013 9:59:00 PM
Description: With a pair of homers Tuesday, Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano reached 400 for his career.
Insight: Soriano has been a force since going from the Cubs to New York in late July. Over 30 games with the Yankees, Soriano is hitting .275 with 11 homers, 33 RBI, 23 runs and five steals. Overall, he now has 28 home runs and 84 RBI, with 21 of those homers and 54 of those RBI coming over his last 51 games. The Yankees picked him up just in time to see him reach 2,000 hits and 400 home runs.
8/21/2013 9:50:00 PM
Description: New York left fielder Alfonso Soriano broke a 2-2 tie Wednesday against Toronto with a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Insight: Soriano went 0-for-13 over his previous three games following his absurd 15-for-22 stretch with five homers and 18 RBI. He has hit nine home runs in 24 games with the Yankees after blasting 17 in 93 with the Cubs.
8/17/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: New York left fielder Alfonso Soriano continued his incredible hot streak with three more hits Friday against Boston, but he'll be tested by his past history on Saturday.
Insight: Soriano, who is batting .320 with eight homers and a 1.021 since coming to New York, is just 3-for-30 (.100) in his career against John Lackey.
8/15/2013 9:47:00 PM
Description: New York left fielder Alfonso Soriano continued his incredible hot streak with four more hits Thursday against the Angels.
Insight: This time it came in a losing effort. Soriano went 10-for-14 in the series with four homers and 14 RBI. He's now hitting .296 in 18 games since joining the Yankees.
8/14/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: One night after going 3-for-6 with two homers and six RBI, Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano topped himself by hitting two more homers and driving in seven as part of a 3-for-3 performance.
Insight: It's safe to say the Angels have seen enough of Soriano after he has clobbered them these last two games. Soriano is hitting .258 with seven homers and 21 RBI in 17 games since rejoining New York.
8/13/2013 11:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano went 3-for-6 with two homers, six RBI and three runs scored Tuesday against the Angels.
Insight: In 16 games since rejoining New York, Soriano is hitting just .222 with 21 K, but he has hit five homers and driven in 14 runs in that span.
8/4/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano is a career .462 hitter (6-for-13) with three home runs and seven RBI against Padres newly acquired starter Ian Kennedy.
Insight: Soriano is 7-for-26 (.269) since arriving in New York, but has 18 homers between the Cubs and Yankees this season.
7/31/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano just left the National League, but he'll get to face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw Wednesday in an interleague matchup.
Insight: Soriano is 4-for-11 (.364) with a double and two homers off the left-hander. He's batting .294 with one homer in four games since returning to New York in a trade with the Cubs.
7/28/2013 8:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano went 0-for-8 in his first two games with the Yankees and 0-for-15 in his previous four games before going 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Sunday against the Rays.
Insight: Soriano even drove in the winning run with a walk-off single. He has slammed nine home runs in the month of July.
7/26/2013 7:01:00 PM
Description: Alfonso Soriano is playing left field and batting cleanup Friday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Soriano was traded to the Yankees earlier in the day. He's had a tough go of it since the All-Star break, hitting just .158 in 19 at bats. A matchup with the red-hot Rays (winners of 19 out of 22) probably won't help him break out of his slump.
7/26/2013 4:08:00 PM
Description: The Yankees' deal for Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano is done, according to ESPN.
Insight: Chicago will absorb $17.7 million of the estimated $24.5 million remaining on Soriano's contract, which runs until the end of 2014. The trade will return Soriano to the team he played for the first five seasons of his career.
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