NEW YORK -- Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is going to be out at least a month because of tendinitis in his right wrist and a mild right forearm strain.
General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night during New York's game against Tampa Bay that tests showed no change in Tanaka's partially torn elbow ligament. The Japanese star last year chose not to have Tommy John surgery and missed 2 1/2 months rehabbing the injury.
"We want to make sure this doesn't lead to the more horrific problems that we're all trying to avoid," Cashman said.
When he arrived at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, Tanaka complained about pain on the side of his wrist.
He had MRIs on both the wrist and elbow, and the test on the wrist showed no issues, but it hurt to the touch. While the elbow was clear, Cashman said Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad identified a "very mild" strain in the forearm.