Masahiro Tanaka Headed To Disabled List With Strained Forearm

According to Jack Curry of YES Network, the New York Yankees have placed starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on the disabled list with a right forearm and tendinitis strain in his right wrist. 

The 26-year-old right-handed pitcher has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after undergoing tests on his wrist.

Tanaka's strain is closer to the wrist than his elbow, which means that it is not related to the partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament that he has been fighting through. 

This small injury, which should knock Tanaka out for 7-10 days, will allow Chase Whitley stay in the rotation for another start. However, Michael Pineda will most likely move up and start on Wednesday for the injured Tanaka.

The pitcher from Hyogo, Japan, is signed with the Yankees through the 2019 season, which makes him a free agent in 2020. His deal was for $155 million over seven-years. 

To this point in the season, Tanaka has made four starts and has a 2-1 record. The 2014 All-Star owns a 3.22 ERA and has given up 14 hits, eight earned runs, and seven walks over 22.1 innings pitched. Tanaka has a 0.940 WHIP with a 5.6 hits-per-nine-inning ratio. The issue is that he has a 0.3 WAR so far in 2015 compared to the 3.3 WAR he logged in 2014. 

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