Update: Yankees Manager Joe Girardi told reporters Wednesday night that Masahiro Tanaka will be placed on a 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.
#Yankees manager Joe Girardi just announced that Masahiro Tanaka will be placed on the 15-day DL with elbow inflammation.— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 9, 2014
Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is flying from Cleveland back to New York to have an MRI on his pitching arm, according to reports.
New York Post’s George A. King III first broke the news.
Masahiro Tanaka flying back to NY for an MRI on his right arm, The Post has learned http://t.co/bKbWhn37nO— George A. King III (@GeorgeAKingIII) July 9, 2014
Tanaka had the worst start of the season Tuesday, when he allowed 10 hits and five runs over 6.2 innings in a 5-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
CBSSports.com Jon Heyman says Tanaka mentioned some discomfort to the team after the loss.
The 25-year-old started the season 11-1 with a 1.99 ERA, but is 1-3 with a 4.25 ERA in his last four starts, three of which have been losses.
His next start is scheduled to be on Sunday night in Baltimore.