Cashman: Chavez will return Tuesday, Soriano Wednesday or Thursday

Open Thread: Curtis Granderson's E:60
SWB beats in old friend as Soriano rehabs

Via Ian Begley, Brian Cashman said today that Eric Chavez will be activated off the disabled list on Tuesday. Rafael Soriano will pitch again tomorrow after pitching today, then he’ll be activated either Wednesday or Thursday. Chavez played his sixth rehab game today and he’s hit well (.333 with two doubles and a homer), but that means nothing. The important thing is that he’s healthy. Soriano hasn’t been great in rehab, but again, it’s all about his health. As long he’s throwing well, the rest should fall into place.

Cashman also said that Alex Rodriguez is progressing well in his rehab from knee surgery, and he could be back as soon as the second week of August. They’re not going to push it though, they have enough offense and a big enough lead in the wildcard race. A-Rod will be back when he’s ready.

Open Thread: Curtis Granderson's E:60
SWB beats in old friend as Soriano rehabs
  • teddy

    whats chavez role gotta be

    • Xstar7

      Back up 3B/1B.

    • first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

      Starting 3B until A-Rod comes back from the DL.

      • jsbrendog

        this might be dangerous for his health. he is a bench/role player at this point. more than 2 starts a week in the field might be asking for him to get reinjured. I think he solves the dh issue.

        • MikeD

          Chavez will play third against lefties for the next month, or until the next injury.

          • MikeD

            Sorry, I mean he’ll play against righties, with Nunez against lefties.

  • Cuso

    Chavez! Nice. It’s not like he’d have to play every day anways. But his return is good timing. Looking forward to having another legit bat around.

  • Bryan L

    Cervelli fist pump

    • jsbrendog

      ::one lone tear rolls down joba’s cheek::

  • mkrozansky

    Nice knowin’ you Laird

    • Brian S.

      SSS but Laird has been alright. He definitely has not been an embarassment to the organization.

  • Phife Dawg

    Welcome back Chavy. Adios, Brenduardo Nulaird.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Bye bye Mitre. Bye bye Logan in important spots in the 8th inning.

    • Is This Thing Even On?

      (in the voice of Lee Corso): “Not so fast, my friend.”

      • JobaWockeeZ

        A man can dream.

    • MikeD

      Logan’s not going anywhere.

  • Jack Merridew

    Great. Chavez can take over at 3rd, Nunez back to fill in and pinch runner. Soriano back to the 8th, Robertson back to ace reliever getting out of jams in the 6th and 7th. And as mentioned above, that means less Boone Logan because you aren’t lifting Robertson for Logan even against lefties, not even Joe is that dumb.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    “He’s in a pool. He’s on a bike. (He’s) still got a little bit of a limp, which is normal. But I’d be looking at him (returning) maybe the second week of August, you know, at the earliest for me,” Cashman said. “That’s just us being conservative. I think we can push it and get him back sooner but, why? Our offense is strong.”

    That’s unpossible, Brian, I was specifically told our offense now blows and we must go get Carlos Beltran or we are hopelessly screwed in the forthcoming ALDS where we will lose in an unprecedented two-game sweep.

    • jsbrendog


      am i doing it right?

    • Xstar7

      Carlos Beltran? Screw that, let’s trade Jesus and the Killer B’s for Albert Pujols. This team’s main concern is pitching, but our offense is soooooooooooo bad.

      Adrian Gonzalez would do this trade. I’m being very serious.

      • jsbrendog

        adrian gonzalez is not only the best 1b in baseball history since donning a sox uniform but has also become the best gm in the game. theo epstein is just a puppet manipulated by gonzalez

        • Xstar7

          Wrong. Theo Epstein is the greatest GM there ever was or will be. They don’t call him “Super Theo” for nothing.

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          We should trade Frankie Cervelli, A.J. Burnett, and a future draft pick for Albert Pujols.


    • Jimmy McNulty

      I’m pretty sure you wanted Beltran earlier in the year. At least before Swish started hitting again and the BABIP gods answered Posada’s prayers.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I wanted Beltran if (and only if) he was going to cost nothing but money. I thought it was a cheap way to add a bat to lengthen the lineup without sacrificing anything for the future.

        I wanted Beltran (like I wanted K-Rod) only if he was low-hanging fruit, not because I ever felt that he was “needed” in any way.

        Once it became clear that Alderson was empowered to eat salary to get a better prospect return, my calls for Beltran ceased.

        • Jimmy McNulty

          Ahhh…fair enough. I came to a similar conclusion but for different reasons. The demand for Beltran increased, and that in it of itself was enough to make me not want him, but also Nick Swisher turned it on. Beltran’s too good to be a 4th OF and split times with other players, and if they want to improve the DH role there’s an easy enough solution available to them. Beltran would be very very very useful, but not a need at this point.

  • KenC

    push arod back to come faster! Who cares if he sucks coming back, the lineup just looks like crap without him in it -.- and we need his presence!

    • jsbrendog

      eric chavez may be inclined to share his veteran presents….if you ask..

    • pat

      Lol wtf? I hope this is a joke.

    • MikeD

      The rotation would look nice with Ron Guidry in it too. Let’s push for him to come back.

  • http://bombers24/7 OBdaddy

    I’m in Scranton and was at the game today. Soriano got here late because the limo driver took him to Trenten.He pitched the 7th,18pitches,first guy he faced homered. Looked like he needs more work

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Soriano got here late because the limo driver took him to Trenton.

      Who was driving him, Lloyd Christmas?

      • FIPster Doofus

        Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie.

    • jsbrendog

      but at this point we don’t know if he is actually trying to get people out as if it were a real game situation or just working on repeating his delivery and solidifying his mechanics again before he comes back after having not pitched for a long time.

      granted, it is possible he continues to suck, but i am praying to mo he comes back and is LIGHTS OUT, like historically so so that he opts out to go close for a the reds or someone

    • Brooklyn Ed

      He pitched the 7th,18pitches,first guy he faced homered. Looked like he needs more work

      I call that midseason form.

    • Monteroisdinero

      He needs a better driver-not that Takeshita guy that Igawa hired to drive him to the wrong stadium.

      But Surly-ano take-a-no-shita.

  • Bob Michaels

    I`d platoon Nunez abd Chavez, perhaps a little dh for the weak hitting Pos man. Soriano woill be headed for TJ surgery before too long

  • Ana

    Aww yay! So excited for the return of Chavez. Soriano as well, I just hope he doesn’t get automatically plugged into high-lev situations at D-Rob’s expense.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I just hope he doesn’t get automatically plugged into high-lev situations at D-Rob’s expense.

      I hope Soriano just regains his normal level of effectiveness (i.e., “dominant LIPS reliever”), and if putting him in a role of comfort and regularity is the best way to do that (and it probably is), so be it.

      • Ana

        Of course I hope Soriano regains maximum effectiveness as well – I’d just hate to see Robertson lose high-lev innings considering the season he’s had. Best case scenario is that Soriano comes back, throws well, and it’s a win-win in terms of who we throw in tight spots.

        • MikeD

          What are you determining to be the high-leverage situations. D-Rob will be more helpful, and have more high-leverage opportunities being available for the 6th and 7th innings.

          While the closer role is unique, somehow people have come to believe that the 8th inning is a more important role, or has more high-leverage opportunities than the seventh inning. This is not correct.

          I have no problem with Soriano taking over the 8th inning. I want him to regain his effectivness. D-Rob can also pitch more than one inning (Soriano seems to have issues pitching more than an inning), so he can help the Yankees from the sixth inning forward.

  • yankee_lover

    robertson is the 8th inning guy hands down soriano jus makes me happy cause now i get 2 c less blown logan

  • Monteroisdinero

    Odds on Chavez making it through the rest of the season without another dl stint?

    /better if Nunez keeps playing

    • Evan3457

      The odds of Chavez making it through the rest of the season without another DL stint are excellent if they don’t play him at all.

      Not 100% mind you, but…excellent

      • MikeD

        The odds of Nunez not making another fielding error or mental error are very high too if they cease playing him.

        Also not 100%. I’m pretty sure Nunez is capable of making a fielding error even while sitting on the bench.

  • rklanza

    “They have enough offense”???

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      FACT: The Yankees have the best run differential in all of baseball.

      • first time lawng time

        That point is irrelevant, because Tex absolutely sucks and is only 8th in fWAR among firstbasemen.

        For $22.5 million, I want .350/.450/.700

      • JobaWockeeZ

        The other half of it is pitching you know.