Soriano misses 3rd day with flu

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 22, 2014 at 3:25 pm •  Published: February 22, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano has missed his third straight spring training workout due to the flu and will be evaluated on Monday.

The Yankees, without Soriano on Saturday, were limited because of rain to an early simulated game for fifth starter candidate David Phelps and live batting practice that included top pitching prospect Manny Banuelos, who is coming back from elbow ligament replacement surgery.

"Still not doing well," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of Soriano. "We thought he was getting better, then last night he got worse again."

The 38-year old Soriano had a combined 34 homers and 101 RBIs last season with the Yankees and Chicago Cubs, who traded him to New York July 26.


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