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Yankees: Tanaka injury update

Yesterday, the New York Post broke the news that recently named AL All-Star, and New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka was heading back to New York City to have an MRI on his swollen right pitching elbow.

No joke, this news made my heartache, and I almost threw up trying to grasp that Tanaka Time was suddenly in jeopardy.

It is no secret that Tanaka had struggled as of late, as in last night’s 5-3 loss to the Tribe, he gave up a season high of five runs and 10 hits.

Tanaka has lost three of his last four starts, where he has been tagged for 14 earned runs, five homers and in the last two games has only fanned eight batters total.

Regardless, Tanaka has been the one bright light for the Yankees in a season full of injuries and failing expectations.

His injury also makes Hiroki Kuroda the sole survivor from the Yankees Opening Day starting rotation, as CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda and now Tanaka are all on the DL.

Maybe troubles do come in packages?

To be honest, I am still in complete denial about Tanaka being placed on the 15-day DL because it was not supposed to happen.

And I could go on and on about why/how losing Tanaka puts the 2014 Yankees postseason hopes in serious jeopardy, but you don’t have to be Einstein to figure that one out.

Just to give you an idea of how bad things could get, the Yankees are seven games below .500 this season when Tanaka is not on the bump.

So instead of beating this to death myself without knowing Tanaka’s diagnosis still, I will let others opinions take the stage and share some reactions from twitter.

LATEST NEWS: Following the Yankees 14th inning, 5-4 win vs. the Tribe, skipper Joe Girardi said in the post game that Tanaka might have to fly to Seattle to meet with team Dr. Christopher Ahmad.

Ahmad is attending a conference in Washington, but wouldn’t this qualify as a good reason to fly back to NYC ASAP?

And just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, I hear the above.

Never a dull moment with the Yankees…

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One Comment

  1. jerrynotpit says:

    One can only hope that it is not time to turn out the lights on this season so no one sees the agony of defeat the Yankees may go through without Tanaka throwing the baseball. We may need to ask #Ryan Freeman @ASEKMusik how to join the, "The Masahiro Tanaka's Elbow Prayer Circle and Support Group"