It's been revealed today that Masahiro Tanaka will be shelved for 6 weeks, probably longer. The reason? We'll go with MLB's report on this one:
Masahiro Tanaka diagnosed with partially torn UCL in right elbow; rehab recommended. http://t.co/puA71jIvZD pic.twitter.com/8gtJAXbCh3There's no other way to say it... it's disappointing. But I am not the type to give up.Yes, losing Tanaka is a blow, but we have to power on. We have Brandon McCarthy. We have David Phelps who's been promising.
— MLB (@MLB) July 11, 2014
We have Hiroki Kuroda, who, much like last season, has to step up again. He will, they will lead us and we will be OK. But there is no question that Brian Cashman has got to get on the phone right now for reinforcements.
He needs to make a deal for Cliff Lee, for Cole Hamels, for David Price, whomever he can to give us a fighting chance with, because the bottom line is... without pitching, we can not win. I don't care what anyone says... we need strong pitching.
Don't give up ladies and gentlemen... we are the Yankees, we will survive.
And to Tanaka... get well soon.
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