Baseball - Yankees shut down Tanaka over sore right arm

AFPAugust 30, 2014
Baseball - Yankees shut down Tanaka over sore right arm
(FILES) In this file photo taken August 16, 2014, Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees pitches in his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list, at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. The Yankees announced on Friday (August 29, 2014) that Tanaka is out indefinitely after suffering soreness in his right arm following a simulated game exercise. Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Scott Iskowitz)

- Masahiro Tanaka is out indefinitely after suffering soreness in his right arm following a simulated game exercise, the New York Yankees announced Friday.

The 25-year-old Japanese right-hander who signed a seven-year Major League Baseball contract worth $155 million with the Yankees in January, was placed on the disabled list last month due to a torn right elbow ligament.

The Yankees described this latest development as a minor setback. They opted not to have Tanaka undergo tendon replacement surgery, hoping to work his elbow in shape for a return in September when the team might contend for a play-off spot.


AFP