Alfonso Soriano said all the right things, but there’s no doubt he wants to be in the lineup every day. He doesn’t picture himself as a part-time player.

If the Cubs are trying to phase out Soriano, well, here was his answer on Saturday in front of 34,630 fans at Safeco Field: He stood at home plate, flicked his bat and hopped out to begin his home-run trot in the 11th inning.

Soriano crushed a 95 mph fastball from Oliver Perez over the center-field wall. That two-run shot became the pivot point in a wild 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners, what he hopes will be the beginning of another hot streak.

Afterward, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder pulled out a generic Cubs ID card and showed it to a security guard, walking into the postgame clubhouse with team president Theo Epstein and scouting executive Jason McLeod.

Soriano hasn’t discussed his future yet with Epstein, though that could be on the horizon.

“We haven’t talked,” Soriano said. “I don’t expect anything, but who knows? I just come to the ballpark every day and try to do my job. I don’t want to put anything in my mind, because the last couple years there’s always trade rumors and nothing happens. So I just want to focus day-by-day and see what happens.”

On Friday, manager Dale Sveum signaled a potential timeshare in the outfield, which would go beyond simply giving Soriano some days off to rest his legs and deal with Wrigley Field’s day/night schedule.