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Five Smartest Trade Deadline Moves In New York Yankees History

5. Alfonso Soriano

In desperate need for a productive right-handed bat, New York went out and brought a familiar face in Alfonso Soriano back to the Bronx.

In exchange for Corey Black, the Bombers got the Chicago Cubs to pay $17.7 million of the estimated $24.5 million left on Soriano’s deal.

By no means did the Yankees get the 40-40-40 guy from his Washington Nationals days, but they did get 17 home runs in 58 games (47 home run pace) including a seven-game stretch from August 11-17 in which he batted .552 with six home runs and 19 RBI.