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Yankees' Tanaka on DL due to elbow inflammation

Tanaka To DL With Elbow Inflammation

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Yankees rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to elbow inflammation and has returned to New York to have an MRI on his right arm.

Tanaka, who leads the majors with 12 wins, allowed five runs and 10 hits - both career highs - in 6 2-3 innings in a 5-3 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night. The All-Star is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in 18 starts, but has lost three of his last four outings.

Tanaka went back to New York for an MRI, but manager Joe Girardi said there is no prognosis yet.

"We won't be sure until he actually sees the doctor, and we'll go from there," Girardi said.

Tanaka began the season 11-1 with a 1.99 ERA, but hasn't been as effective in his last four starts, going 1-3 with a 4.25 ERA. He's allowed eight home runs in his last five starts, including two on Tuesday, a two-run shot in the sixth to Nick Swisher that put Cleveland ahead and a solo blast by Michael Brantley in the seventh.

Tanaka has anchored a shaky Yankees rotation missing CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova. Sabathia is expected to have season-ending knee surgery and Nova had elbow surgery in April and won't pitch again until next season.

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The Canoli King July 09 2014 at 8:07 PM

I was a 60's Yankee fan,when a team played as a TEAM. Mantle,Maris,Berra,Richardson,Tresh,Boyer,Skowron and the list goes on,these guys played their hearts out,held job's in the off season,and we respected them all,that being said,I am tired of all the FANFARE given to all these so called super player's ,like Texiera,A-ROID,Granderson,they couldn't stop talking about Montero and his 500 average. Again it really is an endless list of so called super-stars,and they only produce for maybe a season,and then it's an endless DL... Pinkie hurts,hamstring,and a sundry reasons not to play. Tanaka ,just another one of these stats ... The Yankees should have open a FRIGGIN HOSPITAL,instead of a new stadium. I'm personally going to switch to HOCKEY,where they play hard for their money,and more importantly play as a TEAM with litt;le physicical complaints.

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Grey Ghost The Canoli King July 10 2014 at 8:55 AM

Back in the Mantle/ Maris times ,,that's when they played to play,,now-a-days it's all for the check. Back then they played hard not like the ****** playing today,, ouch,,broke a nail,,paid leave for the season

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pty014372 July 09 2014 at 8:31 PM

Hello, Dr. Andrews? We've got another one for you. Tommy (John), can you hear me? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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leftydap52 July 09 2014 at 7:59 PM

2 WORDS. OVERUSE...ok..ok.. 1 word

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fgiffone July 10 2014 at 5:23 AM

It's a Yankee Tradition
The more the players make
The more the players ache
Once they get the bucks
They drop like sitting ducks
Charlie Finley was right
When he said "One Year
Contract. After that let the
market decide what the
player is worth. Then let
his agent find somebody
dumb enough to pay it.

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billybuttlooker July 09 2014 at 11:04 PM

looks like the yankees can't buy another one this year either

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I LOVE YOU JENNY July 09 2014 at 7:38 PM

Sushi boy!!!!!!!!

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Grey Ghost July 10 2014 at 8:51 AM

What a bunch of over-paid ******

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rongravy July 10 2014 at 1:28 AM

Yanks inability to handle pitchers, simply overworked this guy. Girardi is a former catcher and should know better but he doesn't. From the onset he was over used and overworked. These injuries never just go away.Young guy with enormous talent picked the wrong place to pitch because management is as dumb as sushi.

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mdcaver July 09 2014 at 11:55 PM

Masahiro Tanaka.....meet Tommy John.

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I LOVE YOU JENNY July 09 2014 at 9:18 PM

Masa, you can't handle American baseball????????

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roe or paul I LOVE YOU JENNY July 09 2014 at 10:01 PM

for threetoyo you must be a met fan

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