MLB Trade Deadline
Soriano will provide the power boost the Yankees desperately need. He’s also improved as a fielder with age and will add clubhouse leadership.
With baseball contracts worth as much as $275 million (Alex Rodriguez) and the major league minimum $480,000, tax policy affects every player who spends most of the season in the big leagues.
Losers of eight of their last 11 heading into Tuesday night’s tilt, the Bombers will have Joba Chamberlain available in the bullpen after he was activated from the disabled list earlier in the day.
Acquiring Shane Victorino could help cure the Yankees’ over-reliance upon the longball.
What the Yankees need is pitching help. There is an assumption that CC Sabathia will return at full strength after his stint on the disabled list with a strained groin. That seems reasonable, but there are no guarantees.
If the Bronx Bombers decide to shop for a starter at the deadline, the man who interests them the most is the Cubs’ Matt Garza, reported CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman.