Theo likes Alfonso Soriano trade

Updated: April 16, 2014, 11:43 AM ET

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Cubs are paying almost $18 million of Alfonso Soriano's salary this season, but team president Theo Epstein says the July 2013 trade has benefited both the Cubs and New York Yankees, Soriano's original major league team.

Maligned in his early years as a Cub, Soriano redeemed himself at the end, becoming a better defender and leader as he played out the sixth year of a seven-year, $136 million contract. The Cubs were able to move him last summer for minor league pitcher ...

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