The YES Network broke the news that was made public by Girardi before Wednesday night's game versus the Cleveland Indians:
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 9, 2014
Girardi also mentioned the next course of action before Tanaka and the Yankees decide what to do next:
Girardi said Yankees waiting for tanaka to be examined by dr Ahmad before making any other decision on course of action
— wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) July 9, 2014
Bleacher Report's Will Carroll contradicts that news by saying Tanaka's elbow actually passed tests already and that the inflammation is in his forearm instead:
Inflammation on tanaka is in forearm. My source tells me his elbow passed manual tests.
— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) July 9, 2014
Tanaka was roughed up for five runs on 10 hits in his last outing on Tuesday night and mentioned he had some discomfort after the loss:
Tanaka told the yankees he was feeling a little discomfort following last night's game. @nypost reports hes getting arm mri
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 9, 2014
Catcher Brian McCann didn't seem to notice anything wrong with Tanaka during the start:
McCann says he didn't notice Tanaka's shoulder being hurt last night #Yankees
— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) July 9, 2014
No starter has been announced for Sunday to replace Tanaka as of yet:
No Yankees starter announced for Sunday.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) July 9, 2014
Tanaka is 12-4 on the season with a 2.51 ERA in his rookie campaign. Not only has he been one of the Yankees best pitchers in 2014, but one of the best in Major League Baseball.
His trip to the DL means that now 80 percent of the Yanks rotation has spent time on the shelf this season, with CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova being out for the rest of the season. Michael Pineda is still scheduled to come back sometime in August, but he's a big wild card himself.
Taking his spot on the roster is Zoilo Almonte, who has already seen some time with the big-league club this season.
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