New York Yankees Shut Masahiro Tanaka Down With Elbow Injury
Kim Klement-USA TSI

New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has been shut down due to a slight strain in his flexor mass. 

Disclaimer: Masahiro Tanaka’s elbow injury is not near his slightly torn ulnar collateral ligament.

However, the New York Yankees have lost their ace for at least five days, as he has been shut down after suffering a slight strain in his flexor mass.

Tanaka, who surrendered four home runs in Wednesday’s 11-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, has maintained a 2.28 ERA across nine starts since Aug. 2 and is 7-0 in the process.

Thankfully, it’s not too worrisome.

“I should be able to come back strong (this season),” Tanaka told Bryan Hoch. “So I’m not really worried.”

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