May 17, 2011

Rafael Soriano hits DL, Yankees recall Chris Dickerson

After visiting team doctor Chris Ahmad today, the Yankees placed Rafael Soriano on the 15-day disabled list with elbow stiffness. They recalled speedy outfielder Chris Dickerson to take Soriano’s roster spot.

Soriano hasn’t pitched since Friday, so the Yankees have already refigured their bullpen. Here’s what it looks like:

Closer: Mariano Rivera — you know, for when the Yankees actually have a lead in the ninth? Mo’s last save: May 10
Primary setup man: Joba Chamberlainimproved velocity, but similar results. I’m losing hope. Trade him!
Alternate setup man: David Robertsonhaving a stellar season, needs to cut down on walks a bit
LOOGY: Boone Logan16 appearances already, having a decent year.
Long man: Luis Ayalahasn’t given up a run since April 2 (6 1/3 IP)
Mop-up man: Amauri Sanitmade his less-than-spectacular debut last Thursday against the Royals
Dead weight: Hector Noeisibeen on the roster for 14 days and hasn’t faced a batter. Oh well.

And now quickly the bench breakdown:

Backup infielder: Eduardo Nunez
Backup outfielder: Andruw Jones
Backup catcher: Francisco Cervelli
Speedy outfielder: Dickerson

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