Alfonso Soriano Rejected Trade To Giants

PHOENIX - JULY 05: Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs sits in the dugout during the Major League Baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 5 2010 in Phoenix Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano used his 10-and-5 rights to reject a possible trade that would have sent him to the San Francisco Giants, Soriano tells Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Since Soriano has at least 10 years of big league experience and at least five years with his current team, he can block a trade to any team.

However, Soriano was open to joining another team in the NL West, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Contrary to reports saying Soriano has given the front office a list of teams he's willing to join, Soriano said he only has told the Cubs ‘‘they can call, they can ask,'' and he'll consider the team.‘‘ The only thing I said yes to was the Dodgers,'' said Soriano, whom the Cubs proposed to the Dodgers in a package with Ryan Dempster.

Soriano will certainly be placed on waivers and should go unclaimed. The Cubs could then work out a trade with any team, but Soriano will ultimately have the final say because he holds 10-and-5 rights.

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