Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Out Six Weeks With Partially Torn Arm Ligament


MLB: New York Yankees at Minnesota TwinsThe hits just keep coming for the New York Yankees.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that ace Masahiro Tanaka has a partial tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing arm. Tanaka originally had been placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

For now, Tanaka will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection and likely do at least six weeks of rehab. But the team hasn’t ruled out season-ending Tommy John surgery as a possibility. The Japanese star is the fourth Yankees starting pitcher to go down with an injury this season.

Tanaka was 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA before being placed on the DL. The Yankees signed him to a seven-year, $155 million contract this past offseason.

Photo via Jesse Johnson/USA Today Sports Images

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