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Rafael Soriano transferred to 60-day disabled list and “advised to rest until next week”

Jun 16, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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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.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Jun 16, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Listen, if Soriano had come in and been lights out it would have been brilliant. So it’s not. Chalk it up to petty cash.

  2. pisano - Jun 16, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    I agree len, but he’ll be worth the money down the road. Also we’re starting to see Mariano isn’t 100% a sure thing anymore, so when healthy Soriano will be a big asset. By the way Mo is 41, no kid anymore.

  3. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 16, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Hello Scott Kazmer!

    • royalsfaninfargo - Jun 16, 2011 at 3:13 PM

      Whoops. I meant Kazmir.

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