When the New York Yankees re-acquired Alfonso Soriano in 2013, the man who showed up in uniform looked quite different from the gangly, near-40-40 second baseman who first arrived back in 1999. The bulked-up Soriano was primarily an outfielder/DH towards the end of his career, but could still mash, and went on a magical run midway through that lost summer, ultimately smashing 17 bombs in 58 games with an .850 OPS.
The Chicago Cubs don't have much to smile about at the moment, but fans took a stroll down memory lane when seeing a familiar face at Wrigley Field. Former outfielder Alfonso Soriano, who played with the team from 2007 to 2013, attended Wednesday night's game against the San Diego Padres.
There’s no easy way to say this — Alfonso Soriano is more jacked than any of us reading this article. The former MLB outfielder reappeared at a Cubs game on Wednesday. With Soriano in attendance, Chicago broke their putrid o-for streak with runners in scoring position, yet still lost to the San Diego Padres 19-5.
Soriano, fans show each other love as ex-Cub visits Wrigley originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. Alfonso Soriano emerged onto the field, flashing a smile as he was greeted outside the Cubs dugout before Wednesday's game against the Padres. Soriano's son's travel baseball team has a tournament this week in...
Old Friend Alfonso Soriano is Visiting Wrigley Field Tonight, and Yes He is Still Surprisingly Massive
Alfonso Soriano often got a bad rap when he was with the Chicago Cubs because his best years came early in his big contract – as they almost always do for free agents in their 30s – but he was never as bad as people made him out to be. Overall, he was absolutely worth the contract he received, and he was a really affable, fun teammate.
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