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Rangers would get Soriano, financial flexibility

Updated: February 15, 2004, 1:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Rangers and Yankees have finalized a trade that will send shortstop Alex Rodriguez to New York for Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named, ESPN has learned.

A statement will be released at 2 p.m. ET. A news conference is scheduled for Monday, likely in New York.

Yankees captain Derek Jeter would remain the team's shortstop, meaning Rodriguez would be moved from short to third base to fill the hole created when Aaron Boone hurt a knee last month in a pickup basketball game.

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