|Sep. 14 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 CST10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-The Yankees have scratched outfielder Alfonso Soriano from their lineup for Saturday's game against Boston due to a sprained right thumb.
Analysis: Soriano was scheduled to bat cleanup. With the change, Alex Rodriguez was dropped from second to cleanup and Vernon Wells took Soriano's spot in left and was batting fifth, in a one of a number of batting order shifts. Soriano is listed as day to day. He's hitting .251 with 15 homers and 47 RBIs since being acquired in a trade with the Chicago Cubs in late July.
|Aug. 28 11:05 AM PT12:05 PM MT1:05 PM CT2:05 PM ET14:05 ET18:05 GMT2:05 CST11:05 AM MST1:05 PM EST1:35 PM VEN22:05 UAE1:05 PM CT-Soriano hit his 399th and 400th career home runs in New York's 7-1 victory over Toronto on Tuesday.
Analysis: Soriano has connected for 11 homers in just 30 games for the Yankees after going deep 17 times in 93 games earlier this season for the Cubs.
|Aug. 27 5:23 PM PT6:23 PM MT7:23 PM CT8:23 PM ET20:23 ET0:23 GMT8:23 CST5:23 PM MST7:23 PM EST7:53 PM VEN4:23 UAE (+1)7:23 PM CT-Soriano needed just two pitches Tuesday night to hit his 399th and 400th home runs. Soriano crushed a three-run home run into the fourth deck in left in the first inning, then hit a shot that bounced off the top of the left field wall and out in the third. Both homers came on the first pitch of the at-bat from Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ.
Analysis: The homers were his 27th and 28th of the season, and his 10th and 11th since being traded back to New York by the Chicago Cubs on July 26.
|Aug. 19 9:57 AM PT10:57 AM MT11:57 AM CT12:57 PM ET12:57 ET16:57 GMT0:57 CST9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST12:27 PM VEN20:57 UAE11:57 AM CT-Soriano finally cooled off from a torrid stretch by going 0 for 6 in a 9-6 win over Boston on Sunday night.
Analysis: Soriano batted .682 (15 for 22) with five homers and 18 RBIs in his previous five games.
|Aug. 17 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET19:14 ET23:14 GMT7:14 CST4:14 PM MST6:14 PM EST6:44 PM VEN3:14 UAE (+1)6:14 PM CT-Soriano stayed hot with three more hits - including a three-run homer - to lead New York to a 10-3 victory over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Analysis: Soriano finished the night with four RBIs, giving him a whopping 18 in his last four games.
|Aug. 16 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET18:15 ET22:15 GMT6:15 CST3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST5:45 PM VEN2:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT-Soriano continued his hot stretch Thursday, going 4 for 5 in the Yankees' 8-4 loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Soriano is 10 for 14 over his last three games with an amazing 14 RBIs.
|Aug. 15 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 CST2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Soriano homered twice for the second straight day in New York's 11-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday, going 3 for 3.
Analysis: Soriano has connected for seven home runs in 17 games since joining the Yankees.
|Aug. 14 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 CST11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT-Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs in a 14-7 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Soriano had three hits and improved his OPS to .722 with New York.
|Aug. 8 12:49 PM PT1:49 PM MT2:49 PM CT3:49 PM ET15:49 ET19:49 GMT3:49 CST12:49 PM MST2:49 PM EST3:19 PM VEN23:49 UAE2:49 PM CT-Soriano homered Wednesday in a 6-5, 12-inning loss to the ChiSox.
Analysis: Soriano is 9 for 26 against Chicago in 2013.
|July 29 2:37 PM PT3:37 PM MT4:37 PM CT5:37 PM ET17:37 ET21:37 GMT5:37 CST2:37 PM MST4:37 PM EST5:07 PM VEN1:37 UAE (+1)4:37 PM CT-Soriano homered among his first four hits with the Yankees and drove in three runs with a game-winning RBI single in the ninth in a 6-5 win over the Rays on Sunday.
Analysis: Soriano hit .254 with the Cubs but back in the Bronx figures to be a good fit for him.
|July 26 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 CST1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-The New York Yankees have acquired Soriano in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on Friday, returning the seven-time All-Star to the team where he began his career.
Analysis: Soriano was listed in the Yankees' lineup that was posted in their clubhouse two hours ahead of gametime - before the trade was announced on the team's website Friday. Soriano is batting cleanup and playing left field in Friday night's game against Tampa Bay.
|July 25 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET22:23 ET2:23 GMT10:23 CST7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST9:53 PM VEN6:23 UAE (+1)9:23 PM CT-The Chicago Cubs have pulled Soriano from the lineup and manager Dale Sveum says a trade to send the outfielder to the New York Yankees is about "99 percent done.''
Analysis: The Yankees and Cubs would need to work out the financial aspects of Soriano's rich contract. New York is fourth in the AL East, trailing leader Boston by 6 1/2 games, and desperate for power. "He's been there before and he's performed in that atmosphere,'' Sveum said.
|July 14 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET16:05 GMT0:05 CST9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST11:35 AM VEN20:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-Matt Garza earned his fifth consecutive win and Soriano homered again, leading the Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
Analysis: The slugger went 2 for 5 and is batting .350 (21 for 60) with nine homers and 19 RBIs in his last 15 games, increasing the likelihood that he could be dealt in the next couple weeks.
|July 10 12:58 PM PT1:58 PM MT2:58 PM CT3:58 PM ET15:58 ET19:58 GMT3:58 CST12:58 PM MST2:58 PM EST3:28 PM VEN23:58 UAE2:58 PM CT-Soriano stayed hot, going 2 for 3 with two home runs in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Soriano is 8 for 15 with five homers and eight RBIs over his last four games.
|July 1 3:47 PM PT4:47 PM MT5:47 PM CT6:47 PM ET18:47 ET22:47 GMT6:47 CST3:47 PM MST5:47 PM EST6:17 PM VEN2:47 UAE (+1)5:47 PM CT-Soriano continued his recent hot streak, going 2 for 5 with two doubles in a 7-6 win at Seattle on Sunday.
Analysis: Soriano went 7 for 14 with two homers, three doubles and five RBIs in the three-game series.
|June 30 12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET15:05 ET19:05 GMT3:05 CST12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST2:35 PM VEN23:05 UAE2:05 PM CT-Soriano may be heating up after going 3 for 5 with a homer and three RBIs in a 5-3, 11-inning win over Seattle on Saturday.
Analysis: Soriano is 5 for 9 with two homers and four RBIs in the first two games of this series.
|June 29 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 CST3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Soriano had two hits and slugged his eighth homer in Chicago's 5-4, 10-inning loss at Seattle on Friday.
Analysis: It was Soriano's first homer since June 8 against Pittsburgh. He's hitting .164 with five RBIs over his last 15 games.
|June 1 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET16:42 ET20:42 GMT4:42 CST1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST4:12 PM VEN0:42 UAE (+1)3:42 PM CT-Soriano continued his recent success against Arizona by hitting a two-run homer in a 7-2 victory Friday.
Analysis: The Chicago Cubs outfielder is batting .432 (32 for 74) with 15 homers and 30 RBIs in his last 21 matchups with the Diamondbacks.
|May 28 10:50 AM PT11:50 AM MT12:50 PM CT1:50 PM ET13:50 ET17:50 GMT1:50 CST10:50 AM MST12:50 PM EST1:20 PM VEN21:50 UAE12:50 PM CT-Soriano had three hits as the Chicago Cubs beat the Chicago White Sox 7-0 on Monday.
Analysis: Soriano owns a .350 average against lefties - who he will see two more times in this series.
|May 27 12:18 PM PT1:18 PM MT2:18 PM CT3:18 PM ET15:18 ET19:18 GMT3:18 CST12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST2:48 PM VEN23:18 UAE2:18 PM CT-Soriano was 2 for 4 with his fifth homer of the season in Sunday's 5-4, 10-inning win at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Soriano has been productive as a visitor in "Crosstown Classic," hitting .316 with five homers to help the Cubs win eight of their last 15 at U.S. Cellular Field. The Cubs and ChiSox do battle on Monday.
|May 14 10:49 AM PT11:49 AM MT12:49 PM CT1:49 PM ET13:49 ET17:49 GMT1:49 CST10:49 AM MST12:49 PM EST1:19 PM VEN21:49 UAE12:49 PM CT-Soriano was 2 for 4 with his fourth homer of the season in the Cubs' 9-1 win over the Rockies on Monday.
Analysis: Soriano is hitting .340 with 10 RBIs over his last 12 games.
|May 5 11:00 AM PT12:00 PM MT1:00 PM CT2:00 PM ET14:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 CST11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST1:30 PM VEN22:00 UAE1:00 PM CT-Soriano hit a pair of home runs Saturday but the Cubs' bullpen once again couldn't hold on to a lead in a 6-4 loss to Cincinnati.
Analysis: Soriano's home runs were just his second and third of the season, but the outfielder has a tendency to have hot streaks so keep an eye on him.
|Apr. 24 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET22:53 GMT6:53 CST3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST6:23 PM VEN2:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-Soriano went 3 for 4 in a 4-2 win over Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Analysis: Soriano had gone 1 for 13 over his previous three games.
|Apr. 24 1:07 PM PT2:07 PM MT3:07 PM CT4:07 PM ET16:07 ET20:07 GMT4:07 CST1:07 PM MST3:07 PM EST3:37 PM VEN0:07 UAE (+1)3:07 PM CT-Soriano went 3 for 4 in Tuesday's 4-2, 10-inning win over the Reds.
Analysis: Soriano has three three-hit games over the last nine contests.
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