7/1 Sveum on Sori: “He’s a wonderful guy”
Alfonso Soriano did not hit a home run in his first 30 games, but has 15 since May 15, the most in the National League. However, he was skipped over for the All-Star Game.
“The outfielders who are going obviously deserve it and the players voted,” Dale Sveum said. “But what Soriano has done for us and gone out there every day on those legs, to come back and lead all Major League Baseball in home runs since May 15 is a tribute to a wonderful guy. You wish somebody else would appreciate it once in a while.”
Was Soriano, a seven-time All-Star, upset by the snub?
“I’m not disappointed,” the 36-year-old outfielder said. “There are a lot of very good left fielders with very good numbers. If I don’t make it with the numbers I have, that means all the left fielders have better numbers.”
Plus, the time off will let him rest his left knee for a few days.
— Carrie Muskat