Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:51:10 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have checked in on free-agent OF Alfonso Soriano (Yankees). Soriano is currently mulling his options.
Fantasy Tip: Soriano could be a temporary solution for the Jays with Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind and Brett Lawrie currently on the disabled list.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:22:36 -0700
The New York Yankees released OF Alfonso Soriano Monday, July 14.
Fantasy Tip: Soriano could very well land with another team soon, but until he does, he should be left to your league's waiver wire.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:11:08 -0700
The New York Yankees have designated OF Alfonso Soriano for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Soriano had been locked into a platoon with Ichiro Suzuki for the last month, seeing the bulk of his playing time against lefties. He can be dropped in all fantasy formats.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:51:14 -0700
The New York Yankees have five players with at least 200 at-bats who have an on base plus slugging percentage of .660 or lower, including free-agent pickups in 2B Brian Roberts, C Brian McCann and OF Carlos Beltran. The other two are SS Derek Jeter and OF Alfonso Soriano.
Fantasy Tip: And yet the Yankees are three games over .500. It just shows you how no one is running away with this division, but the fact is all five of these players carry fantasy risks because of the low OPS numbers.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:40:01 -0700
New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (elbow) had his return to the outfield shut down indefinitely. The throwing he performed this past weekend caused a forearm problem. He's locked in at designated hitter until further notice.
Fantasy Tip: Not terrible news for Beltran as long as he can hit. This further deteriorates the value of Alfonso Soriano, who's locked into a platoon with Ichiro Suzuki.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:08:48 -0700
There is no timetable for New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (elbow) to return to right field. He's been the team's full-time designated hitter since his return from the disabled list earlier this month. Beltran is in the middle of a throwing program, and he hopes to return to the outfield this year. OFs Ichiro Suzuki and Alfonso Soriano are platooning in right field as a result.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:45:24 -0700
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the plan will be to play OF Alfonso Soriano only against left-handed pitchers moving forward. Soriano snapped an 0-for-16 slump with two hits against a lefty Thursday, June 5. Soriano will likely split time in right field with OF Ichiro Suzuki. Soriano is hitting .195 in 123 at-bats against righties and .303 in 66 at-bats versus southpaws.
Fantasy Tip: The plan limits Soriano's value to deep mixed and AL-only leagues for the time being, but it should make him much more productive when he does play.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:01:37 -0700
New York Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano thinks he will break out of his current slump if he fixes his timing at the plate. He has just four hits in his last 54 at-bats and has seen his average drop from .255 to .226 since May 17. Soriano is also hitting only .195 against right-handers this year. He has been working extra with hitting coach Kevin Long, and he hopes the work will help him better recognize pitches. "Like I said, because I don't play every day, my timing's off," Soriano said. "So I don't have timing. I don't have rhythm. I have to keep working with Kevin, doing batting practice and in the cage. Try to find out my timing and my rhythm."
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:26:40 -0700
New York Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano is 4-for-39 (.103) to drop his average to .226 in the last 14 games. "My timing is off," said Soriano, who has struck out 58 times in 186 at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: When Carlos Beltran (elbow) returns later this week from the DL, expect Soriano to see pine often until he shows a spark with the lumber.
Wed, 21 May 2014 08:53:48 -0700
New York Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano said he hopes to continue playing past this season if he continues to feel good. He's currently in the final year of an eight-year deal that he signed with the Chicago Cubs before the 2007 season.