Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Soriano Out 6-8 Weeks

From the AP:
Yankees setup man Rafael Soriano has an inflamed ligament in his right elbow that could keep the former All-Star out up to two months.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that Soriano was examined Wednesday by orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. Andrews recommended that Soriano rest the elbow for about two weeks before beginning a light throwing program.

Cashman said he doesn’t think Soriano will be able to face hitters for at least six weeks.
In other news also mentioned in the article, the Yankees The Yankees claimed relief pitcher Kanekoa Texeira off waivers and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes/Barre.Phil Hughes was also moved to the 60-Day DL to make room on the 40-man roster for Teixeira.

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