Sep 21, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano (12) rounds the bases on his home run to left during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees' Alfonso Soriano held out, has the flu

New York Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano will be entering his first full season with the organization for the first time since the 2003 season.

As a Chicago Cubs fan, it was tough watching Soriano leave after six and a half years wearing Cubbie blue. But I’m thankful for all the memories, good and bad and wish him nothing but the best in 2014.

Anyways, with the Yankees having everybody at their Spring Training facility, the 38 year old slugger was held out today due to having a case of the flu according to Joel Sherman on Twitter.

He’s coming off one of his better years in over a decade, hitting 34 home runs while recording 101 RBI’s in 151 games between the Cubs and Yankees. Soriano is expected to return sometime next week and get back into the mix of things with the rest of his teammates.

Right now they could be the favorites to compete for the division against the Boston Red Sox with some huge additions being Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran and Masahiro Tanaka.

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