George King III of the New York Post reports that Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is flying back to New York to undergo an MRI on his right arm. In a season that has seen an army of pitchers forced to go under Dr. James Andrews' knife for Tommy John surgery, there is nothing to do at this point but hold our collective breaths. Tanaka is pretty much the only reason why the Yankees are remotely in contention at this point and losing him would be a huge nail in the coffin of this season.
We'll have more once more information is available. Until then, I will be over here weeping uncontrollably.
Tanaka told the yankees he was feeling a little discomfort following last night's game. @nypost reports hes getting arm mri— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 9, 2014
Hearing on Tanaka that issue is in the forearm area. Obviously anything is bad/scary, but shoulder would be the worst.— Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) July 9, 2014