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Nats pleased with Soriano's 'personal sacrifice'

Alfonso Soriano ended the controversy about his unwillingness to play left field by actually playing the position.

Originally Published: March 22, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

JUPITER, Fla. -- Alfonso Soriano's image took a beating with his brief descent into pariah-ville, but the autograph seekers never seem to care.

Soriano made himself available for signatures during batting practice before the Washington Nationals' game Wednesday, and fathers and sons lined up six deep behind the third base dugout at Roger Dean Stadium. They waved balls and baseball cards in his face, and crowded him with action photos and mug shots from his days with Texas and the Yankees.

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