That didn’t happen.
In his first game returning to the Yankees, Soriano only managed to hit a couple of fly balls, a pair of groundouts. Then with bases loaded and a chance to bring the game within one run, he grounded into a fielder that prevented the team’s rally.
“I haven’t played those guys, so I don’t know what they throw,” Soriano said of his first game as an American Leaguer since 2005. “But we have a hitting coach, and we have video, so I want to make that adjustment and get my timing as quickly as possible.”
Soriano entered the Major League as a Yankee in 1999, quickly emerging as a star in New York. As a Cub, Soriano hit 17 homers in 93 games this season.