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MRI reveals Jonathan Loaisiga suffering from shoulder inflammation


The Yankees just cannot catch a break when it comes to their starters. An MRI has revealed that Jonathan Loaisiga is dealing with right shoulder inflammation and has been placed on the RailRiders’ 7-day DL.

Loaisiga will see Dr. Chris Ahmad on Monday in New York for further tests to reveal the extent of the damage.

The 23-year-old was more than likely going to be called up with a doubleheader against Baltimore coming up on Monday. Aaron Boone announced Saturday that Luis Cessa will now be getting the ball for one of the games with CC Sabathia on the mound for the other.

In four starts in the Majors this season, Loaisiga is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 18 innings pitched.

On a more positive note, Masahiro Tanaka has finished his rehab stint and will be ready to pitch Tuesday against the Orioles. He threw five innings with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday with no setbacks.

“The report was really, really good,” Boone said. “We feel good about him making his next start with us.”