Yankees acquire Soriano from Cubs, no effect on moneyline

Jul 26, 2013 |
The New York Yankees welcome a familiar face to the club as they have reacquired Alfonso Soriano from the Chicago Cubs.

Soriano began his career with the Bronx Bombers playing in Yankee pinstripes from 1999-2003.

The Dominican native was hitting .254 with 17 homers and 51 RBIs prior to the trade. He was in the midst of a fairly hot July as he tallied eight homers and 16 RBIs for the month. For comparisons sake, the Yankees have hit just seven dingers in the month of July.

In his advanced years, oddsmakers don't see him as too big a factor to Yankee moneylines on a game-by-game basis.

"He's probably a little bit of a below average player at this stage," Chris Bennett, oddsmaker at The LVH told Covers. "Soriano is probably a better player than some of the guys the Yankees have been trotting out at the corner outfield positions but there won't be any real effects to the moneyline."

The Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays in an AL East battle Friday. Soriano is expected to be in the lineup.
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