Alfonso Soriano LF/RF.. NYY 7 Months

Alfonso Soriano went 0-for-4 and struck out three times in the loss to the Mariners on Monday.

Soriano is starting to sit more against right-handers because of his struggles, and it could get a whole lot worse once Carlos Beltran comes off the disabled list. While the .230 average is only a mild disappointment, his six homers and 19 RBI are well south of what was expected and his 55/6 K/BB ratio in 183 at-bats is far more hideous than usual.

Alfonso Soriano LF/RF.. NYY 7 Months

Alfonso Soriano struck out as a pinch-hitter in his lone at bat during Friday's loss to the Twins.

Soriano has really been scuffling at the plate in the month of May, hitting a paltry .228 (18-for-79) with two homers, nine RBI and 29 strikeouts (36.7%). While he has traditionally been a better performer in the second half, he'll need to start showing signs of life or he'll continue to lose playing time.

Alfonso Soriano LF/RF.. NYY 7 Months

Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored against the White Sox on Sunday.

Soriano now has three doubles in his last two days, and he scored a run in each of the past three games. It's a small positive in what's been a disappointing season for the 38-year-old, as he's hitting just .246/.271/.427 with six home runs after hitting 34 bombs last year.

Alfonso Soriano LF/RF.. NYY 8 Months

Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-4 with an RBI double as the Yankees defeated the Mets on Thursday.

Soriano's RBI double in the seventh inning broke a scoreless tie and proved to be the winning run as the Yankees held on to win 1-0. His OPS has been on a precipitous decline over the last three weeks. Thursday's performance only bumps him up to .691. While he has shown occasional power, he hasn't been walking and he has been hitting for a characteristically-low average.

Alfonso Soriano LF/RF.. NYY 8 Months

Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Rays.

Soriano provided the bookends for Sunday's win, scoring the first run of the game and driving in the last of the Yankees' five runs with an RBI single in the 12th inning. He's now hit in five straight games, raising his line to .275/.324/.493 with seven RBI for the year.

Alfonso Soriano LF/RF.. NYY 8 Months

Alfonso Soriano went 3-for-5 and hit his fourth homer Thursday versus the Rays.

The homer tonight was a solo shot off David Price. After opening the season 0-for-16, Soriano is 15-for-42 with four homers in his last 10 games.

Alfonso Soriano LF/RF.. NYY 9 Months

Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Soriano was a little slow to get going this season, but he has three multi-hit games in his last five and four extra-base hits (including two home runs and three RBI) over his last four. We're not expecting a high batting average, but the 38-year-old is in good situation from a power perspective.

Alfonso Soriano LF/RF.. NYY 9 Months

Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

It was his first home run of the season. Soriano went 0-for-16 to begin the season, but he has hit safely in each of his last three games. While he's unlikely to match what he did during the second half last year, he should still provide some cheap pop and double-digit steals for fantasy owners this year.

Alfonso Soriano LF/RF.. NYY 9 Months

Alfonso Soriano had a three-run homer and an RBI single in the Yankees' 8-1 defeat of the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Soriano had a .200/.238/.200 line in 20 at-bats this spring before busting out today. It looks like the plan is for him to sixth in the Yankees lineup behind Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira. That's not a recipe for great run and RBI numbers, but he should be a nice source of homers once again.

Alfonso Soriano LF/RF.. NYY 10 Months

Alfonso Soriano (flu) hopes to return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.

Soriano came down with a case of the flu over the weekend, but he was back at the Yankees' spring training complex on Monday morning for some light work and shouldn't fall too far behind his teammates.