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The New York Yankees have traded for slugger Alfonso Soriano, who returns after nine seasons to the team that launched his Major League career.

The outfielder (who played second base when he was with the Yankees the first time around) comes over from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league pitcher Corey Black.

Soriano, 37, is a seven-time All Star and member of the 40-40 (home runs and stolen bases) club.

The Yankees traded Soriano to the Texas Rangers after the 2003 season for Alex Rodriguez.

Soriano played two seasons for the Rangers, one season for the Washington Nationals, and then six and a half seasons for the Cubs.

Through Thursday, he was hitting .254 with 17 home runs and 51 runs batted in.

Soriano was in the lineup for Friday night's game at Yankee Stadium versus the Tampa Bay Rays.

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