Outfielder Alfonso Soriano has likely played his last game in pinstripes as the Yankees designated the veteran for assignment on Sunday.
The 38-year old was hitting .221 with six home runs and 23 RBI over 67 games in 2014.
While the Yankees have 10 days to either trade, release or waive Soriano, his massive contract will make any move complicated. He's scheduled to make $18 million in the final year of his 8-year $136 million deal he signed with the Cubs in 2006. As part of the trade that sent Soriano back to the Yankees last season, the Cubs agreed to pay $13 million of his $18 million due this year.
When he likely clears waivers, Soriano will be free to sign with any team he wants. But according to some reports, the veteran has also considered retirement.
Soriano said to @ESPNDeportes he hasn't decided what he will do, will take a week to think about it with his family; retirement is an option— Marly~ESPN Deportes (@MarlyRiveraESPN) July 6, 2014
Soriano spent seven seasons with the Cubs, hitting .264 with 181 home runs and 526 RBI.