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Alfonso Soriano Back to Second Base? Chicago Cubs Should Consider It

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When Alfonso Soriano was acquired by the Washington Nationals prior to the 2006 season, the club wanted to convert him from a second baseman to an outfielder. The Nats already had a second baseman in Jose Vidro, but Soriano wanted no part of the switch and sat out a few spring training games as a protest.

Eventually, Soriano gave in to the wishes of his manager (so as not to forfeit any salary) and made the All-Star Game as a left-fielder.

Fast forward to May 2009, the Chicago Cubs find themselves in the opposite situation of the 2006 Nationals. The Cubs lack a second baseman, trading away Mark DeRosa in the offseason, and recently losing replacements Aaron Miles and Ryan Freel to injury. 

The Cubs' ...

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