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After dealing with illness, Soriano set to debut

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Alfonso Soriano is on track to make his Spring Training debut on Thursday against the Phillies at Bright House Field, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Soriano has been limited to batting practice and on-field workouts during camp because of a persistent illness that started as the flu. Soriano estimated earlier this week that he was feeling about 80 percent, but he still complained of dizziness and nausea.

The Yankees would like to begin getting a better look at Soriano, who figures prominently in their outfield mix this season as part of the puzzle in left field and right field. Soriano is also likely to see at-bats at designated hitter.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.
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