Jul 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano (12) sits in the dugout in the tenth inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

MLB trade rumors 2013: Alfonso Soriano returning to New York Yankees

Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano was pulled from the team’s line up on Thursday night in a sign that all but assured he would be traded or that a deal had already been completed. After the team’s 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix, Soriano reportedly informed his teammates of the trade and said his goodbyes as he prepared to re-join the New York Yankees.

The news came from Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago:

Soriano played for the Yankees from 1999-2003 and he will now return to provide a boost to their line up after waving his no-trade clause.

In what looks to be confirmation of Soriano’s departure, Cubs outfielder Julio Borbon tweeted out his own goodbyes:

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