“If you’re referring to that Soriano rumor, that’s very premature,” Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said on MLB Network Radio. “We’ve had some discussions with some different teams about Sori, nothing close at all. … That’s not nearly as advanced as those reports make it seem.”
According to a New York Post’s report, the Yankees will pay the rest of Soriano’s salary for 2013, where he is owed a little more than $6 million on his $18 million salary.
“Last year, we sort of took things to (Soriano) on an individual basis, when teams asked about him,” Hoyer said. “This year, I’m in an airport right now. We’re heading out to Arizona. We’ll probably sit down with Sori. We’ve been in touch with (his agent) about his thoughts. He’s got 10-5, he has the right and earned the right to veto deals. We won’t push in any direction, but we’ll certainly give him some of the teams that have inquired about him and let him make that decision himself.”