Rafael Soriano ‘not quite there’ in his rehab

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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.

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Game 66: A different kind of lineup
  • Cy Pettitte

    MFIKY -> MFISOB – mother fucker I sit on bench

    • http://Facebook.com/andrewjcalagna Drew


  • Yank The Frank

    He really wasn’t there when he was there.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
  • Zooboy

    I blame the offense.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder


  • bonestock94

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

    • Pat D

      Release your anger! Only your hatred can destroy him!!

  • Carl

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

  • dennis

    burn in hell Levine.

  • Pat D

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

    Which therefore makes it Randy Levine’s fault.

  • Rainbow Connection

    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

      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.

  • King George

    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?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Sheesh. I’m no Soriano apologist, but he didn’t catch lightning in a bottle last year. It wasn’t even the best season of his career.

      • King George

        Ok, ok. I was a little mad on that post. Slightly overreacted. But, I gotta ask you Mike…injury/excuses and all, do you think Soriano will be a factor moving forward?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          Nope. Would be nice if he was though, since he’s going to be here for the next few years.

  • LarryM.,Fl.

    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.

  • Montero’s Agent

    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..

  • Jeter Meter

    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.

    • aluis

      And Jeter will hit .300 again.

  • Phil

    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?