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Monday, February 22, 2010
Cubs spring training news & notes: Feb. 22

By Bruce Levine

Left fielder Alfonso Soriano said he enjoyed one evening with the Ricketts family in January as they attended a dinner during their trip to the Dominican Republic to look at the Cubs’ training facility there.
Alfonso Soriano
Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano said he's excited to be reunited with Marlon Bryd.

Like most Cubs players we’ve talked to in spring training, Soriano feels a stable franchise with hands-on owners is a good thing.

Soriano was also very happy to have Marlon Byrd in camp. Byrd and Soriano were teammates during the 2006 season. Soriano said that Byrd and former teammate Milton Bradley are both nice guys, but that Byrd doesn’t bring with him the baggage that Bradley did.