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Soriano to 60-day DL

New York Yankees relief pitcher Rafael Soriano, right,

New York Yankees relief pitcher Rafael Soriano, right, speaks with manager Joe Girardi during a bullpen session prior to a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays. (May 16, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

You won’t see Rafael Soriano in the Bronx anytime soon. The righthander (elbow inflammation) was moved to the 60-day disabled list, just hours after Girardi said Soriano felt “much, much better” after throwing on Tuesday.

To shore up their bullpen, the Yankees signed and added minor-leaguer Cory Wade to the roster. The 28-year-old righthander was 2-1 with a 1.23 ERA in 21 games for Tampa Bay’s Triple-A affiliate before being released and signed by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre earlier this week. To make room, Kevin Whelan was sent back to Scranton.


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