New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be placed on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right wrist and a slight forearm strain, general manager Brian Cashman told reporters.
Tanaka, 26, won’t throw for seven to 10 days and could be out of the starting rotation for a month, Cashman said during Tuesday night’s 4-2 home win against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tanaka is 2-1 in four starts this season with a 3.22 earned run average. The right-hander went 13-5 and was an All-Star as a Major League Baseball rookie last season, but made only two appearances after July 8 because of a torn ligament in his pitching elbow.
Tanaka signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Yankees in January 2014. New York also paid $20 million to Japan’s Rakuten Golden Eagles for the right to sign Tanaka.