Jun 16, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT
Rafael Soriano did some throwing Tuesday, but afterward the Yankees decided that the rehabbing right-hander is not ready to progress any further in his recovery from elbow inflammation.
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that Soriano has been “advised to rest until next week” and manager Joe Girardi explained that “if we felt it was 100 percent, we would have continued with this throwing program … he’s close, but he’s not quite there.”
Soriano has been out since mid-May and was recently transferred to the 60-day disabled list, so he won’t be eligible to return until mid-July anyway.
Prior to the injury he had a 5.40 ERA and 10/11 K/BB ratio in 15 innings to begin a three-year, $35 million contract.
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