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Yankees place Rafael Soriano on DL with elbow injury

May 17, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT

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UPDATE: No word yet on a return timetable, but as expected the Yankees have placed Soriano on the disabled list.

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Already ruled out for the two-game series against the Rays that began last night, Rafael Soriano had to cut short his bullpen session due to elbow soreness and has flown back to New York to meet with team doctors.

When speaking to reporters Soriano speculated that he’ll miss “one week or two weeks,” which means he’s almost surely headed for the disabled list after appearing in just one game since May 8.

However, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News that timetable stems from a conversation Soriano had with Yankees senior vice president (and George Steinbrenner’s son-in-law) Felix Lopez. who was merely serving as a Spanish-speaking “intermediary between Soriano and the team’s training staff to make sure there weren’t any mixed signals.”

In other words, that timetable is far from official until after Soriano meets with doctors in New York today.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 17, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    He should go on the DL for sure. Having one’s foot in one’s mounth while one’s head is up one’s @$$ can only be accomplished by catastrophic injury. It’s not like the Yankees will miss a middle reliever with a WHIP of 1.73 and an ERA of 5.40.

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 17, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    He should go on the DL for sure. Having one’s foot in one’s mouth while one’s head is up one’s @$$ can only be accomplished by catastrophic injury. It’s not like the Yankees will miss a middle reliever with a WHIP of 1.73 and an ERA of 5.40.

  3. ryanmallettsbluntwrap - May 17, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Him and Lackey should hang out and blow a few mil and talk about how great they use to be .

  4. marinersnate - May 17, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Felix Lopez. From gardener to Senior Vice-President of the New York Yankees’, in just a few short years. Quite a promotion. America truely is the ‘Land Of Opportunity’….

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