Eric Chavez and Rafael Soriano to Begin Rehab Tuesday

The Yankees will take a giant step forward in getting back two of their key injured players on Tuesday. Both Eric Chavez and Rafael Soriano are expected to begin their minor league rehabs that day, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger and Chad Jennings of the Journal News.

Soriano went through a line of live batting practice with no problems on Saturday and has been cleared. He will probably be ready after he appears in back-to-back games or five or six days.

Chavez only recently began baseball activities and it is a little surprising to see him get into a game so quickly. It will likely take him a full week or even two before the Yankees consider calling him up.

If both players were to come back quickly, healthy, and strong the Yankees would have two spots filled that they wouldn’t otherwise have to make trades to fill.

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6 Responses to Eric Chavez and Rafael Soriano to Begin Rehab Tuesday

  1. What do you think about a deal for a third base?
    Personally I don't like the idea, I prefer to give prospects for a lefty reliever or a starter, and Nuñez deserves a chance.

  2. Susan says:

    Nunez has had a chance and is deplorable in the field. Decent hitter but we can't have a guy committing an error every other day seemingly. Remember Brosius wasn't a huge stick at third but his defense was fantastic. Defense always seems to be under appreciated. That's why I love Tex. Sure his average is crap but think how many runs he saves with his defense.

    I would give some prospects for a proven starter but not so much for a reliever. Seems like so many of these "set up guys" come to NY and can't handle the pressure. aka… Quantrill, Farnsworth, Vizciano, Soriano, Dotel, Heredia, Karsay, Acevedo, L Hawkins and so on.

    • I completely agree with you about the pressure, but we can't continue like that agains lefties specially Boston.

      Playing frequently is the best way to improve your skills, you never can compare practice with the games at any sport and Nuñez has not been playing regularly.

      I'm not a Nuñez fan, for me Nuñez(even like SS) and Peña have nothing to do with the Yankees in the future but having them for 2 months and maybe Chavez(which I doubt it) is better than those crazy ideas like Kouzmanoff (I just saw what you said there), like I said in that post, then we regret and get guys like Javier Vazquez, Xavier Nady, Austin Kearns, etc.
      So i'd rather giving something for a lefty reliever than a third baseman, ARod would be back for playoffs and maybe Chavez could help.

      But every head is a different world so let's wait for Cashman.

  3. Susan says:

    I'm sure we wouldn't have to give up much for Kouzmanoff and he plays pretty good defense. I would not count on much from Chavez, he seems to be the Shaquille O'Neal of MLB with all of his ailments. Maybe this Baird guy will be ok. I know nothing about him but I can already guarantee without reservation that he's an upgrade over Pena. Then again even Rob Abruzzese would be an upgrade over Pena as a utility infielder as I'm sure Rob could at least hit .250 off a tee, unlike Ramiro.

  4. Haha that was funny.
    I hope the yankees will make a bid deal like Jimenez (even giving top prospects), a very very good lefty reliever or something out of our minds that nobody expected, but please not garbage players in that case guys from AAA should get an opportunity