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Best New York Yankee New York 2013 - Alfonso Soriano

Readers' Choice: Mariano Rivera

After several seasons with the Chicago Cubs, Alfonso Soriano made his return to the Yankees on July 26 and proved to be the extra offensive spark needed by a team in the conversation for the second American League wild card spot. While the clouds from Florida's Biogenesis clinic have hung over Yankee Stadium all summer, Soriano, a seven-time All-Star, has added to the Yankees' run column while Derek Jeter was essentially lost for the season. Soriano's impact can be encapsulated in the kind of plays like the one in an August game against the Rays: The 37-year-old with creaky knees stole third in the 11th inning. The next batter, Curtis Granderson, hit a sac fly and Soriano scored what turned out to be the winning run.

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