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Rafael Soriano to undergo precautionary MRI on “tender” elbow

May 10, 2011, 10:47 PM EDT

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Well, nobody could have predicted this one.

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Rafael Soriano will undergo a precautionary MRI after he showed up to the ballpark today with what Yankees manager Joe Girardi called a “tender” elbow.

Soriano, who signed a three-year, $35 million contract with the Yankees over the winter, has a 5.79 ERA and 9/9 K/BB ratio over his first 14 innings of work this season. The 31-year-old right-hander previously underwent Tommy John surgery in August of 2004 and had exploratory surgery on the elbow in August of 2008.

Soriano tells Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com that he’s fine, but it will be interesting to hear Brian Cashman’s comments if the MRI reveals something serious.

  1. phukyouk - May 10, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    “Soriano tells Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com that he’s fine, but it will be interesting to hear Brian Cashman’s comments if the MRI reveals something serious.”

    What exactly are you waiting for? i can tell you exactly what he is going to say

    Cashman to the Steinbrenner boys: TOLD YOU SO, BITCHES!!!!!!!

    • D.J. Short - May 11, 2011 at 12:30 AM

      That’s pretty much what I’m looking for, yes.

  2. smarterthangirardi - May 10, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    Cashman knew he was a waste, i knew it, everyone except lil steinbrenners…guy was a one year wonder

    • phukyouk - May 10, 2011 at 11:25 PM

      ummmmm 3 yr wonder buddy… the opt out is HIS choice not the yanks. looks like we got ANOTHER iguana…

      • 5thbase - May 11, 2011 at 6:36 PM

        He wasn’t exactly a wonder in Atlanta fyi. There was a reason they let him go without making an offer. His stats might seem good if you look at them now, he had a knack for giving up runs at bad times and was far from clutch. No way he pitched like a $12M a year reliever at any point in his career except for possibly last year and I think that’s pretty doubtful.

  3. baseballisboring - May 11, 2011 at 3:51 AM

    3/$36MM

  4. ignorantwretch - May 11, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Clearly the Rays abused Soriano last year.

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