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Soriano reluctant to consider San Francisco

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Don't assume the sudden loss of Melky Cabrera to a 50 game suspension for using steroids means Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano might be heading to the San Francisco Giants.
Soriano, who has veto rights in any trade, already has turned down overtures from the Giants before the non-waiver deadline July 31. Soriano has cleared waivers now, but he repeated Wednesday a reluctance to go to the West Coast.
``San Francisco is not good weather to play in. I've never played on the west coach, but we'll see what happens,'' he said Wednesday. ``I want to talk to my family and see.''
Soriano said he hasn't been approached again by the Cubs about a deal.
``Now there's six weeks left to the season. I'll try to enjoy it with these young guys and see what happens in the off season. I'll just try to do the best I can and not think about trade deadlines,'' he said.
Cabrera, 28, was suspended Wednesday following a positive test for testosterone, leaving the Giants without their best offensive weapon and one of the best hitters in baseball. He was hitting .346--second best in the National League--with 11 homers and 60 RBI.
``I feel sorry for him because he's having an unbelievable year and now he's caught,'' Soriano said. ``I don't know why people use that stuff.''

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