Yankees Activate Rafael Soriano from the DL

Rafael Soriano went down with an elbow injury in May that looked like it might need season ending surgery, but it’s still July and he’s back. The Yankees recalled Soriano from the disabled list this afternoon.

Joe Girardi has been unclear up until this point as to whether Soriano will automatically get the 8th inning role back or if David Robertson will keep it for now.

Soriano is taking lefty reliever Steve Garrison‘s spot on the active roster and to make room for him on the 40-man roster the Yankees put Sergio Mitre on the 60-day DL. That essentially means that Mitre is done for the 2011 season.

I’m very interested to see how Soriano pitches. He got lit up a bit while he was rehabbing in the minor leagues and wasn’t exactly great before he got hurt either. When healthy though Soriano can be a shutdown reliever.

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One Response to Yankees Activate Rafael Soriano from the DL

  1. Susan says:

    I think it would be a huge mistake to take Robertson out of the set up role. He's been brilliant. As for Mitre being done, how oh how will we ever survive such a catastrophic blow?