Yankees lose Masahiro Tanaka for at-least six weeks

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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will miss at-least the next six weeks.

Speaking on Thursday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the Yankees star free-agent signing from last winter would attempt non-surgical rehab as a way to return to the field this season from a partially torn UCL.

Should Tanaka’s rehab fail he will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Three different doctors have diagnosed the Japanese right hander with a partially torn ligament in his throwing arm. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday.

At the time of Tanaka’s injury he had a league high 12 wins and a 2.51 ERA.

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