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Soriano won't pitch vs. Rays due to elbow issue

The Rays won't get to face former closer Rafael Soriano during the two-game series with his new team, the Yankees, that starts tonight at the Trop.

Soriano is bothered by soreness in his elbow, and told New York media on Sunday that he would test it in a bullpen session today but wouldn't pitch in a game again until Wednesday.

Soriano pitched last on Friday, which was his first appearance since May 8, and reported on Saturday that he was sore.

Soriano has struggled in a setup role since signing with the Yankees, for $35-million over three years, posting a 5.40 ERA

Posted by Marc Topkin at 2:08:46 pm on May 16, 2011