Tanaka’s throwing session came on flat ground at Camden Yards with pitching coach Larry Rothschild catching.
The Yankees and Tanaka are hoping that the right hander can avoid Tommy John surgery. Tanaka has been trying to rehab a small tear of the ulnar collateral ligament with an eye on returning this season.
Tanaka threw 10 fastballs on flat ground, feels no pain, feels he can pitch this year if things progress the way they should.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) August 13, 2014
Tanaka last appeared in a game on July 8 in Cleveland. Prior to his injury the 25-year-old Tanaka had made 18 starts posting a 12-4 record, 2.51 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP.