Yankees’ Soriano off to see Dr. Andrews
Yankees right-hander Rafael Soriano has been sent for another MRI examination and will be sent to see Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday, as the reliever had to cut short a flat ground throwing session on Monday after feeling more soreness in his pitching elbow.
“I’m more concerned now,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “I really thought that we would have him getting ready to possibly go out on a rehab assignment shortly and that doesn’t seem to be the case now.”
Soriano signed a three-year, $35 million contract to serve as Mariano Rivera’s primary setup man. With Soriano out, the Yankees have patched together their late-inning mix by asking more of Dave Robertson and Joba Chamberlain, as well as Luis Ayala.