Chicago Cubs LF Alfonso Soriano told reporters that if the Cubs fall out of contention this year, he would waive the no-trade clause in his contract and would be open to a trade. Soriano said that he would be open to six or seven teams which are in the east or center of the country according to ESPN Chicago. The exact teams were not named. The outfielder has two years remaining on an eight-year contract and he is due a remaining $36 million in the next two years.
Although Soriano did suggest he’d be willing to accept a trade to a team of his choice, his first thoughts are remaining with Chicago, stating that he wants to win with the Cubs. “I don’t even think about it (a trade). If they want to go somewhere else I just take it day by day and see what happens,” said Soriano.
Soriano is coming off a successful 2012 campaign, driving in a career high 108 runs last season. He added 32 home runs after batting .262.