Wanna buy Alfonso Soriano’s condo?

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Alfonso Soriano is putting his Chicago condo on the market two months after being traded from the Cubs to the Yankees.

Some details, via Charlie Roumeliotis of CSNChicago.com:

The newly-acquired Yankee has put up his three-bedroom, 3,838-square-foot condominium in River North for $2.95 million. He purchased the penthouse for $2.65 million in December of 2006, a month after he inked an eight-year, $136 million deal with the Cubs.

The luxurious 44th-floor unit at The Pinnacle features a marble entryway, a kitchen with a granite island, a built-in surround system, a 150-square-foot terrace, a wine cellar, a master suite and two additional en-suite bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, two large his-or-hers walk-in closets, two parking spaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views to the east, south, and west.

I love that “a kitchen with a granite island” is a selling point for a $2.95 million place.

Brandon McCarthy wins final spot in Dodgers’ rotation

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We learned on Monday that Hyun-Jin Ryu won one of the final two spots in the Dodgers’ starting rotation. Brandon McCarthy has won the other, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. Alex Wood was McCarthy’s competitor for the spot.

McCarthy, 33, posted a 4.85 ERA across four appearances spanning 13 innings this spring, yielding seven earned runs on 14 hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Wood, a southpaw, gave up five earned runs in six innings against the Reds on Tuesday, which might have factored into the decision.

Last season, McCarthy made nine starts and one relief appearance, posting a 4.95 ERA with a 44/26 K/BB ratio in 40 innings. In the event McCarthy falters, the club has Wood as well as Julio Urias and the injured Scott Kazmir as potential replacements.

Yankees re-sign Jon Niese to a minor league deal

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The Yankees have re-signed pitcher Jon Niese to a minor league contract, George A. King III of the New York Post reports. Niese was released on Sunday, but he’ll stick around and provide rotation depth for the Yankees.

Niese had knee surgery last August and got a late start to spring training as a result. In six spring appearances lasting an inning each, the lefty gave up three earned runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

Niese, a veteran of nine seasons, put up an aggregate 5.50 ERA with an 88/47 K/BB ratio in 121 innings last season between the Pirates and Mets.