Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees placed pitcher Masahiro Tanka on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.
Tanaka will be out at least a month with right wrist tendinitis and a mildly strained forearm, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced Tuesday.
“We want to make sure this does not lead to more horrific problems,” Cashman said at a news conference.
Tanaka missed 10 weeks last season due to a small tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and was aware of the injury. Still, he doesn’t think his elbow led to further health issues.
“I went out and played light catch on that day, which was yesterday. I woke up this morning and felt it a little more than the day before, so that’s why I went over to Steve [Donohue], our trainer, and told him about it,” Tanaka said through a translator. “Personally, I don’t think that it has anything to do with my elbow.”
Tanaka was 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA and had 24 strikeouts.
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