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Seeking offense, the Yankees are closing in on a trade to acquire former New York star Alfonso Soriano from the Chicago Cubs.

Rodriguez said he’d like to rehab with the major league team, as captain Derek Jeter is doing he comes back from a quadriceps injury.

But the Yankees seem to regard A-Rod as toxic.

“Obviously, I’m an employee,” he said. “I have to follow my bosses.”


Associated Press Writer Mark Didtler in Tampa, Fla., contributed to this report.