Rafael Soriano will be out a least a few more days as the Yankees have said his MRI showed some inflammation in his twice-repaired right elbow. Girardi said the results were “pretty good,” but Soriano will not throw until he has a catch tomorrow. The Yankees expect him to miss a couple of days.
With Soriano out, Joba Chamberlain will inherit the 8th Inning™ while David Robertson will continue to play the role of fireman. For some added bullpen depth, the Yankees activated Luis Ayala from the disabled list today and sent Lance Pendleton back to AAA. Ayala, who has appeared in three games for the Yanks, had been out since early April with a strained oblique.