Yankees Ace Masahiro Tanaka Out At Least A Month With Tendinitis

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — It seemed like it was just a matter of time.

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is going to be out at least a month because of tendinitis in his right wrist and a mild right forearm strain.

General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night during New York’s 4-2 win over Tampa Bay that tests showed no change in Tanaka’s partially torn elbow ligament. The Japanese star last year chose not to have Tommy John surgery and missed 2 1/2 months rehabbing the injury.

“We want to make sure this doesn’t lead to the more horrific problems that we’re all trying to avoid,” Cashman said.

Tanaka is 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA and was superb in his last two starts, alleviating fear about the elbow. But he complained of pain in the side of his wrist Tuesday when he arrived at Yankee Stadium — even though pitching coach…

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