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Yankees put Rafael Soriano on DL

Updated: May 18, 2011, 3:18 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rafael Soriano, the former Tampa Bay reliever acquired in the offseason by the New York Yankees over the public objections of general manager Brian Cashman to serve as a high-priced "Bridge to Mariano [Rivera]," is currently a bridge to nowhere.

Soriano was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to May 14, due to lingering stiffness and soreness in his pitching elbow. Soriano's bullpen session on Monday was cut short when the soreness persisted, ...

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