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Yankees Ace Masahiro Tanaka to Have MRI on Right Arm in New York

July 9th, 2014 at 3:40 PM
By Michael Moraitis

New York Yankees ace and 2014 savior Masahiro Tanaka appears to be having some issues with his right arm as he's scheduled to fly back to New York before the Yanks' road trip is finished to have tests done.

George A. King III of The New York Post has the report:

Masahiro Tanaka has left the Yankees and is flying back to New York for an MRI exam on his right arm, The Post has learned.

As far as information on what else may be wrong with the 25-year-old, there is nothing at the moment. We should know something in the next few days, but nothing is certain.

Tanaka is coming off his worst outing as a big-leaguer after the Cleveland Indians touched him up for five runs on 10 hits in 6.2 innings pitched. Many had thought it was just a rookie having a tough outing, but now it may be much more than that.

The Yankees are likely anything but confident about Tanaka's arm. After all, the team's starting rotation is in shambles with 60 percent having been gone the majority of the season.

But Tanaka's injury is different. He has been the lone dominant starter in New York's rotation this season and if Tanaka were to miss any time at all, it would be a devastating and potentially season-ending blow for the Bronx Bombers.

Catcher Brian McCann didn't seem to notice anything wrong with Tanaka on Tuesday night. He also declined to comment on whether or not the Yanks could survive without Tanaka, which is an obvious no.

Tanaka is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA and was recently chosen for his first MLB All-Star Game appearance.

Tags: Baseball, Cleveland Indians, Masahiro Tanaka, MLB, New York, New York Yankees

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