Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Marmol clear waivers

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This was just a matter of time since no team would clear them, but both Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Marmol have cleared waivers. This means the Cubs are free to trade them to any team interested.

Soriano could help a number of teams. He is hitting .264 with 21 home runs and 71 RBI, with all of the homers coming since May 15.

He's still a productive player, one competing GM said, noting, "It all comes down to how much the Cubs are willing to pay his contract down. If they'd pay him down to $1 (million) to $2 million a year, I'd think a lot of teams would be interested.''

One source suggested before the deadline the Cubs offered at least one team to pay Soriano's $18-million salary down to $3 million. Soriano's contract runs through 2014.

(h/t to WenningtonsGorillaCock)

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  1. John Zoul

    Soriano is washed-up as an every day player and has been for at least four years. Marmol is a thrower, not a pitcher. Unload both of them…

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  2. mb21

    Although I wasn’t surprised at the reports of the cover-up, I was disappointed. Here was a guy who got caught, admitted it, accepted the suspension even though it greatly hurts the Giants chances of reaching the playoffs and wants to looks forward to moving on. It’s not often I find myself caring about what these athletes say or do, but I found his comments regarding this more sincere and honest than any other by a long margin.

    This new report sheds an entirely different light on what happened. Cabrera, like most athletes, wasn’t sincere in apologizing. He was, perhaps, sorry he got caught, but probably only because it’s likely to cost him money down the road. Then again, maybe it already made him more money than he deserved.

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