Jun
22

Soriano’s latest throwing session went well

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Via Chad Jennings, Rafael Soriano played catch yesterday and “the reports were good,” according to Joe Girardi. Last week’s session didn’t go so well and the right-hander had to be sent for more treatment, so this qualifies as progress. Soriano is in Tampa after spending a significant amount of time with a physical therapist for his inflamed elbow ligament, but he isn’t eligible to come off the disabled list until after the All-Star break. So either way, he’s a month away at the very least.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • http://www.twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Cue irrational comments about hating Soriano, Soriano’s mental state, and not wanting Soriano to come back.

    Yankees fans: We want a healthy Soriano back on the active roster. It would make the Yankees a better team. Root for him to come back.

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

      I hate that overpaid lazy bum. What a cancer. We should cut his worthless ass right now, that diva pre-Madonna. I’d play for the Yankees for free.

      Sincerely,
      Sal from Mineola (on the carphone)

    • MikeD

      Oh, I want him back. I want him back to 2010 levels and I want him back now!

      Seriously, it wasn’t a good signing dollar wise, but they’re not my dollars. If he’s healthy, he can help the team a lot, so I’m hoping his road to recovery continues.

    • jsbrendog

      plus if he comes back lights out maybe he opts out and gets a closer gig somewhere…else

      • CC’s third leg

        For the mets

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

    He’ll get back in just enough time for a one-month audition to try and convince Cashman that there’s no need to trade for Heath Bell.

    • CS Yankee

      Heath to the sixth!

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

        All jokes aside, if we could theoretically trade for Heath Bell for less than the equivalent cost of the two first round picks we’d get back when he declines arb and goes and gets his big closer’s payday, it would be worth it.

        I just doubt that the equivalent cost would be less than the two first rounders.

        (And draft pick compensation might disappear in the new CBA, so… yeah.)

  • vin

    Progress! Soriano, Hughes, Colon, Feliciano/Marte, Chavez… I’ve got my fingers crossed.

    • CS Yankee

      I see Joba coming back before Feliciano.

      • CS Yankee

        …in 2012.

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

          Pedro Feliciano will be the 2012 Opening Day lefty relief ace. Book it.

  • Yank The Frank

    Our guys on the DL may be the best talent available at the trade deadline.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      But you can’t count on any on helping out probably the biggest hole on the team.

      • Cris Pengiuci

        Nor can you count on anyone the team trades for helping them out down the stretch. It’s a crap shoot. Past performance is not indicative of future returns. Since these guys are all being paid, they may provide the best return. We can hope.

      • CP

        The starting pitching?

        Hughes and Colon will do fine there.

      • jsbrendog

        SS?

        BURN!

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

          Shutup you fanboy numskull. DEREK JETER HAS PRIDE.

          Sincerely,
          The BIG 3

          • jsbrendog

            i’ll bet you nothing that he oout ops+’s gardner cause gardner is teh epic of suck. bookmark it

  • CS Yankee

    He has been a Pavano type project since signing.

    Amazing that 6 of our top 8 on the DL are pitchers and without them they are still playing as well as they are (9 of 11).

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

      He has been a Pavano type project since signing.

      A statement that is both technically true and simultaneously functionally worthless.

      It’s been two and a half months.

      • nsalem

        Dear Mr CS Yankee

        Isn’t a comparison for a new acquisition to Pavano after a month or two a tad premature.

        Sincerely Curtis Granderson. Tino Martinez and Mark Teixeirra

  • nsalem

    woops i spelled my name wrong