A simple request for good health

That's all Alfonso Soriano wants, an injury-free season with the Cubs

Originally Published: March 2, 2010
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

MESA, Ariz. -- Alfonso Soriano would give anything, including some of his $136 million contract, if you could guarantee him what he hasn't had as a Chicago Cub.

His health.

That's it. Just 162 games in which something doesn't ache, tear, strain, sprain or break. Guarantee him that and Soriano will cut the check right now. He's got the money. What he doesn't have is one Cubs season without a trip to the disabled list.

Sitting on a padded metal stool in front of his locker, Soriano ...

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