Eric Chavez took a big step forward in his recovery yesterday. He went 4-for-5 and rounded the bases twice . Most importantly, his foot wasn’t sore afterward and he reported no other problems.
“The positive thing there is that he was able to give you five at-bats where the foot didn’t get sore,” Joe Girardi said. “That’s the positive thing for me. Obviously the hits are positive as well. He’s getting his timing back, but that he can continue running the bases and not get sore, that’s important to me.”
Rafael Soriano also experienced no problems the day after he pitched. It was an encouraging appearance in that respect and also because he was able to hit 93 mph in his first game back. Some people did take issue with his command, according to George King of the NY Post. The Yankees are waiting for Soriano to make back-to-back appearances before calling him up, but if the command is not there they may have to wait a bit longer.