Yankees Pitcher Tanaka Headed to Disabled List With Sore WristRob Gloster
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.