Veteran outfielder Alfonso Soriano, who was released by the New York Yankees recently, is said to be ‘mulling his options’ according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and at least one team – the Toronto Blue Jays – have reportedly checked in on him.
Sources :#BlueJays checked on Alfonso Soriano. Encarnacion, Lind, Lawrie still on DL. Soriano said to be mulling his options.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 17, 2014
Soriano, 38, was released by the Yankees following the trade for Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Brandon McCarthy, after struggling out of the gates this season. The veteran was hitting just .221 in 67 games with New York with just six home runs and 23 RBIs.
Last season, which was split between the Chicago Cubs and the Yankees following a midseason trade, Soriano hit .255 with 34 home runs and 101 RBIs. That mirrored his 2012 season in Chicago, in which he hit 32 home runs and drove in 108 runs – that RBI total was the highest of his big league career.
Soriano had talked about possibly retiring in the past, but now with his options unknown, his future as a player in Major League Baseball remains uncertain. In his 16-year big league career, spent with the Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, Cubs and Yankees, Soriano has hit 412 home runs and has driven in 1,159 runs.