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Alfonso Soriano scratched from lineup with sprained right thumb

Sep 14, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

New York Yankees Alfonso Soriano watches team bat against Boston Red Sox in MLB game in New York Reuters

Tough news for the Yankees. According to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, Alfonso Soriano was a late scratch from today’s lineup against the Red Sox due to a sprained right thumb.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Soriano apparently injured the thumb diving for a ball in Baltimore this week and has been bothered by it ever since. Early word is that it’s a day-to-day type of injury, so the Yankees will have to hope that it’s nothing more than that. They already lost outfielder Brett Gardner to a strained oblique on Thursday.

Soriano has been fantastic since returning to the Yankees on July 26, batting .251/.299/.525 with 15 home runs and 47 RBI in 46 games. He leads the majors in home runs and RBI during that timespan.

  1. Kevin S. - Sep 14, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    I don’t know if I’d ever call a stretch of play with a .300 OBP from a corner outfielder “fantastic,” but Soriano’s managed to be pretty valuable despite making so many outs.

  2. scoobies05 - Sep 14, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    oh my god….can you people forget your endless stats for a minute and realize that the yanks started playing well when soriano came aboard. and i freaking hate the yankees

    • jwbiii - Sep 14, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      You mean the 3-9 skid they went on after they acquired him?

      • 18thstreet - Sep 14, 2013 at 5:18 PM

        You and your stats. Wins, losses. Geez, do you understand this game at all??

        /s

    • badintent - Sep 15, 2013 at 12:51 AM

      I love when Red Soxfans scream at each other . It was so nice last year with John’s spook patrol stabbing Bobby V in the back when the players weren’t doing the same. You really don’t believe that your team can believe they can beat the Rangers or As in the playoffs, do ya ? RBIs and runs scored is what wins games. That what Soriano brings to the table. Dummys.

  3. thevauntedchris - Sep 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    kevin said it perfectly. stated his shortcomings and also stated he’s been valuable. but I’m sure Alphonso soriano is the sole reason they started playing well. I’m sure Cano and Arod had nothing to do with that. it’s almost unbelievable how good arod has been with all that time off and surgery. people need to be on his nuts more.

  4. proudlycanadian - Sep 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    So far today, the Yankees could have used Soriano and Gardner. Another tough day at the office for Sabthia.

  5. flickflint - Sep 14, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Doesn’t matter Yankees could be up 100-0 and the bullpen would still fuck it up

  6. cackalackyank - Sep 14, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    I think any further posts about an NYY player having any kind of injury should be banned for the remainder of this season and probably until @ Feb. of ’14. The sense of deja vu or “been there, done that” has reached an intensity that causes overpowering nausea. Ditto posts that use the phrase ‘bullpen imploded’.

  7. pastabelly - Sep 14, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    The Yankees are the oldest team in baseball and have lost an incredible amount players to injuries. No correlation there.

  8. bosoxfan15 - Sep 14, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    @cackalackyank, perhaps they should have a daily update of who is remaining from the opening day starting lineup. It would be a last man standing contest, with the winner getting a large payday.

    • cackalackyank - Sep 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM

      It would definitely be a shorter list. The problem is there are too many large paydays already.

  9. drelms - Sep 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    GOD, please let them be eliminated soon

    • yankeefan50 - Sep 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM

      Just suck it up. If you do not like these posts do not read them. Go Yankees!!

      • badintent - Sep 15, 2013 at 12:55 AM

        no worries. They don’t have PED Manram to lead them in RBIs and Hrs in the playoffs. First round done.

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