Rafael Soriano ‘not quite there’ in his rehab


Via Brian Heyman, Rafael Soriano played catch on Tuesday but has not yet been cleared to continue a throwing program. “He’s close, but he’s not quite there,” said Joe Girardi in his pregame press conference, adding that the righty will continue to get treatment and try throwing again next week. Joba Chamberlain‘s injury has suddenly made Soriano very important, though it sounds like the chances of him returning before the All-Star break are dwindling.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Cy Pettitte says:

    MFIKY -> MFISOB – mother fucker I sit on bench

  2. Yank The Frank says:

    He really wasn’t there when he was there.

  3. Zooboy says:

    I blame the offense.

  4. bonestock94 says:

    I’ve developed a Pavano-like hatred of him in less than 3 months, impressive.

  5. Carl says:

    Very important??? Just a complete waste, in every possible way.

  6. dennis says:

    burn in hell Levine.

  7. Pat D says:

    It is Soriano’s fault that Joba got hurt, after all.

    Which therefore makes it Randy Levine’s fault.

  8. Rainbow Connection says:

    Sori’s scared to come back. He won’t be able to blame ‘cold weather’ in July.
    He also won’t be able to pull the bullshit ‘I was too sad to talk’ excuse the next time he blows a game.

    • Pat D says:

      This is true. Whenever he does come back, since the weather will be warmer, we’ll know for sure if he’s a tank or a soldier.

  9. King George says:

    Seriously, though…how many people actually think that the weather was the reason Soriano stunk. In my opinion, he caught lightning in a bottle last year, Levine made a kneejerk reaction, and now the Yanks are paying for it. Will he EVER be a factor?

  10. LarryM.,Fl. says:

    This is starting to look like another Igawa and Pavano signing as far as money wasted and no productivity from the player. If he comes back healthy next year. He may opt. out which would be a blessing in disguise.

  11. Montero's Agent says:

    It is going to be a long three years in the Bronx for Soriano if he doesn’t return like a soldier. He thinks games in April are bad..

  12. Jeter Meter says:

    Wow, give the dude a break, he’s a good pitcher. Just wait until he gets back and starts K-ing heads left and right, all the haters will eat their hats.

  13. Phil says:

    There was no need to acquire the guy in the first place, & yes, this is totally on Levine. Wonder whom we would have picked w/that #31(?) draft pick?

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