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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees reacts after the final out in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on September 13, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Yankees news and notes: 09/28


The Yankees received good news when it comes to starter Masahiro Tanaka. New York’s ace will get the ball Wednesday at Yankee Stadium against the Boston Red Sox.

This all but sets up Tanaka, who has missed one start with a hamstring injury, to start the Wild Card game on an extra days rest. The Wild Card game is scheduled for Tuesday October 6. Barring any epic collapse, the game will be played in New York. Tanaka is 12-7 with a 3.38 earned run average in 23 starts. There is no restrictions on Tanaka for his start Wednesday and they expect him to be at nearly full strength for the postseason. On the other side, Nathan Eovaldi, who last made a start on September 5, is not expected to be ready for the Wild Card game. However, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Eovaldi could return for the American League Division Series as a bullpen weapon, if the Yankees make it that far.  

With his powerful fastball and nasty slider, Eovaldi could pose as a major threat for the Yankees out of the bullpen.

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