Thursday, May 28, 2015
TANAKA: NOT GREAT. NOT BAD. FAIR.
Just wanted to keep you in the loop on Masahiro Tanaka. He pitched for the RailRiders last night. It wasn't so great.
According to the New York Post, "Masahiro Tanaka right elbow felt fine. That was the good news.
His performance, however, didn’t scream major league ready.
The Yankees ace, out since April 23 with right forearm soreness and wrist tendinitis, was tagged for three earned runs on four hits while walking two and striking out four in three shaky innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre against Pawtucket, the Red Sox’ affiliate, in his second rehab start, a 9-6 victory for the Yankees farm club."
Look, if you asking me what I think about Tanaka, it's simple. This is one bad start and no doubt it won't mess with his timeline, whatever that is, nor his return. He will come out next outing and most likely be fine. As long as his arm holds up, which it appears so far it has, the Yankees will be cautious, but will get him back to our rotation soon. It's gonna be OK.
Just wanted you to know. Carry on.
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