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Masahiro Tanaka Apologizes To New York Yankees, Fans For Being Injured

BALTIMORE – New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka accepts his elbow injury as “a challenge” and vows to return soon to help the team win. Tanaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA after spending seven years in Japan’s Pacific League. Tanaka, who hopes to avoid...
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Masahiro Tanaka apologizes to Yankees for elbow injury

Masahiro Tanaka just threw his name into the hat for teammate of the year after writing a sincere apology to fans and his team after suffering a partially torn ligament in his elbow this week.The injury is expected to sideline Tanaka for at least six weeks while the Yankees try to move on in their bid for the playoffs without him. The Japanese hurler will try to rehab his elbow,...
Via Bush League Chronicle
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New York Yankees: Tanaka out for at least 6 weeks

And another one bites the dust. New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is out for at least 6 weeks due to a partial tear in his UCL. Of course this happened. Fourth starting pitcher out due to injury. It’s so disappointing, especially now since Tanaka was like a gift from God. He was the Yankees’ prized possession this season, the player they came to depend on, their go-to guy...
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Masahiro Tanaka reportedly has a partially torn UCL

Oh man, this is bad news. Masahiro Tanaka, the New York Yankees’ stellar Japanese hurler was placed on the disabled list yesterday with “elbow inflammation,” but after an MRI the news got much, much worse on Thursday. Tanaka has reportedly been diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. That injury almost always leads to Tommy John surgery...
Via Rumors and Rants
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Yankees lose Masahiro Tanaka for at-least six weeks

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will miss at-least the next six weeks. Speaking on Thursday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the Yankees star free-agent signing from last winter would attempt non-surgical rehab as a way to return to the field this season from a partially torn UCL. Masahiro Tanaka diagnosed w/ partially torn ligament in throwing arm. Rehab...
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Yankees looking, feeling doomed without ace Tanaka

One by one the Yankees walked into the clubhouse Wednesday at Progressive Field and heard the news Masahiro Tanaka was back in New York, getting an MRI exam on his aching right elbow. A room that is usually filled with chatter and laughter was unusually silent. To a man, the Yankees know what Tanaka means to their season and no one explained it better than first baseman Mark Teixeira...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Tanaka Placed on the DL with Elbow Soreness

Rich Schultz/Getty Images)After a suspect outing last night, the Yankees have placed their ace Masahiro Tanaka on the 15-day disabled list with elbow soreness. Tanaka told the training staff last night that he felt some discomfort in his elbow, but said nothing about it in his post game press conference. “I do understand the reason why I was struggling today,” Tanaka said. “But...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
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Elbow injury sends Masahiro Tanaka to 15-day DL

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has left the team and is headed back to New York to undergo an MRI on his pitching arm, George R. King III of the New York Post reports. The Yankees ace is coming off his worst start of his rookie season, surrendering 10 hits and five runs over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday’s 5-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Despite the rough outing,...
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Questions Abound After Second Bad Start For Yankees' Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka’s ERA before his teammates blithely dismissed an opponent calling him an idiot: 2.19. His ERA after: 5.14. Coincidence? Of course! Even the most ardent fan of the Boston vs. New York rivalry wouldn’t draw any connection between the two, and certainly no such attempt will be made here.What may not be a coincidence, however, is that Tanaka has struggled in both...
Via Lady At The Bat
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Indians turn tables on Tanaka

CLEVELAND -- After being no hit for 4 2/3 innings by a pitcher making his first major-league start on Monday night, many expected the Indians on Tuesday to struggle against baseball's best pitcher during the first half -- Yankees rookie Masahiro Tanaka. All Tanaka had done is lead the American League in wins (12), was second in ERA and sixth in strikeouts (130). Funny game that...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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