Friday, July 25, 2014

Tommy John More Likely For Evil Ones' Tanaka

(AP Photo)
Ten days after getting a "platelet-rich plasma injection", Yankee starter Masahiro Tanaka is still feeling "discomfort" in his pitching elbow. Earlier this season, Tanaka was found to have a small tear in his right ulnar collateral ligament. The Bronx Embalmer 'braintrust' opted for six weeks of rest and rehabilitation over immediate Tommy John surgery. Pinstripe Poser GM Brian Cashman told ESPN New York Radio, "... it's not good that he's still feeling it at this stage." Ya' think? It looks increasingly likely that Tanaka will need the surgery and therefore not return to the Yankee rotation for a long, long time.