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Soriano wants to know if Cubs plan to trade him
OAKLAND – Now that the Cubs have started the sell-off – and even managed to find a little return value for Carlos Marmol – Alfonso Soriano said he’s trying not to think about what the club’s plans with him might be for the trading season.
He just doesn’t want to get caught off guard by something.
“I hope if they’re going to do something they let me know first,” said Soriano, who could gain some interest if his 7-for-14, two-homer weekend in Seattle was the start of an extended warming trend for him.
He added a three-run homer in his first at-bat Tuesday night against the Athletics.
He has $27 million left on a contract that runs through next year and full no-trade rights – which means he could be a trade possibility well beyond the July 31 non-waiver deadline.
“I saw what happened,” he said of Tuesday’s flurry of trades, “but I don’t pay attention anymore [to personal possibilities]. I got a lot of things to do [instead of] spend time on things I don’t control. Every year it’s the same. I’m [supposedly] going to get traded and on Aug. 1 I’m still with the team.”