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Chicago will pay $17,688,524 of the $24,491,803 remaining on Soriano’s $136 million, eight-year contract.

The Yankees will pay a total of $6,803,279: a prorated rate of $5 million for this year’s $18 million salary and $5 million of Soriano’s $18 million salary in 2014, the final season of the deal.

“I think he’s a great addition. One of my favorite teammates of all-time,” said Teixeira, who played with Soriano in Texas in 2004-05.

“I love the move. We need a right-handed bat, obviously. We need that thump. We need to score a few more runs, and he’s one of those guys that can beat you with one swing,” he said.

Soriano needs 11 hits to reach 2,000 lifetime. His career leadoff home runs are second most in history to Rickey Henderson’s 81.

NOTES: The Yankees are hoping SS Derek Jeter (strained right quadriceps) can come off the disabled list Saturday. He was set to see a doctor Friday. … Teixeira, who’s had season-ending surgery on his right wrist, expects to begin his offseason training program in November and start swinging a bat in January, both right on schedule.


AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum, AP Sports Writer Andrew Seligman in Bourbonnais, Ill., and AP freelancer Mark Didtler in Tampa, Fla., contributed to this report.