Dr. James Andrews’ diagnosis of Rafael Soriano’s right elbow turned out to be inflammation in a ligament. The downtime will be at least six to eight weeks. After two weeks of rest, the reliever can begin a throwing program. Then, according to GM Brian Cashman, he could be throwing to hitters after four to six more weeks. Cashman didn’t specify whether that meant throwing to hitters on a rehab assignment or back with the Yankees.