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Tanaka heading to the disabled list


Brian Cashman has announced that Masahiro Tanaka will go on the 15-day disabled list. But hold your breathe Yankee fans because it is not his elbow.

Tanaka has a Grade 1 right forearm strain and a tendinitis of the right wrist. The MRI, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, showed no change in the status of his UCL. That is great news for the Yankees who have been worried about Tanaka’s elbow from the start of spring training. However, Cashman said that Tanaka will be out for at least a month.  

Chase Whitley, who is pitching tonight against the Rays will likely remain in the rotation until Tanaka comes back. Michael Pineda will move up and most likely start for the Yankees tomorrow.

The Yankees also announced that Gregorio Petit will be recalled tomorrow, replacing the injured Tanaka.