Alfonso Soriano: Yankees interested

PHOENIX -- Chicago Cubs officials have told Alfonso Soriano's agent that the New York Yankees are interested in trading for him, the outfielder said Tuesday.

"My agent sent me a text message telling me the Yankees called and he said [the Cubs] called him," Soriano said. "If they are getting closer I will think about it. The president [Theo Epstein] told my agent there was nothing close yet. If we get something close I want to have time to think about it."

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