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Club says it knew Soriano was 28

Updated: February 18, 2004, 6:48 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Alfonso Soriano is 28 years old, not 26, and that didn't come as a surprise to the Texas Rangers.

The Rangers knew Soriano was older than had been reported in the past when they acquired the two-time All-Star second baseman from the New York Yankees in the trade for AL MVP Alex Rodriguez this week.

"The Yankees were up front. Our people were fully aware of how old he was," Rangers spokesman Gregg Elkin said Wednesday. "Without a question, that was the information ...

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