QUICK LINKS:

Yankees' Tanaka has partially torn elbow ligament

Created: 07/10/2014 9:35 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, and the New York Yankees are hoping their rookie sensation will be able to pitch again this season.

General manager Brian Cashman says Thursday night that Tanaka could return in six weeks, but didn't rule out the possibility of Tommy John surgery if the right-hander doesn't respond to a rehab program.

The injury is a huge blow to a battered Yankees rotation already missing CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda to injuries. Tanaka had been a stabilizing ace at the top of the rotation in his first season since arriving from Japan.

Tanaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. He met with a team doctor Thursday night in Seattle.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Southern Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/28/2014 5:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Northern Cayuga; Oswego; Wayne
Expires: 11/28/2014 1:00 PM

Rochester

Overcast
32°
35° | 27°
  • Feels like: 32° F
  • Wind: WNW 3mph
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Fri Partly cloudy
    31° | 26°
  • Sat Cloudy
    39° | 26°
  • Sun Cloudy
    51° | 37°
  • Mon Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun
    37° | 32°