The New York Yankees will already have one retirement tour in 2014, arguably the retirement tour as the league takes its final chance to say farewell to Derek Jeter. It sounds like they might have another noteworthy player in his final season in the pinstripes, though his legacy will not strike people in the same way.
It depends on how I feel…If I am healthy I will play [in 2015]. If not, I will let it go. It depends how I feel.’’
While his limitations defensively are well known at this point, Soriano still brings production at the plate. His overall numbers in 2013 are eye-popping for a 37-year-old: .255 average with 34 home runs and 101 RBI. On a team that has some depth in the outfield and as far as DH options, he does nice damage against left-handed pitching (.293/.349/.555 vs LHP in 2013) and still has plenty of pop.
Depending on how the Yankees do and how he feels, it sounds like Soriano might be back. If not, he will be tying a bow on a career that has been complicated at times but always productive in the box scores.