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Tanaka's year in doubt

CLEVELAND — Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, and the Yankees hope their rookie sensation will be able to pitch again this season.

GM Brian Cashman said Thursday that Tanaka could return in six weeks but didn't rule out season-ending Tommy John surgery if the right-hander doesn't respond to a rehab program.

The battered rotation was already missing CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda to injuries.

Tanaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. He met with a team doctor Thursday. He has seen three doctors, who all agreed to avoid surgery for now.

The All-Star is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in 18 starts but has lost three of his past four outings. "Certainly disappointed for our player, for our organization," Cashman said. "We have a tremendously gifted and tough player. We'll see how he responds."

In other Yankees news, OF Carlos Beltran went on the seven-day concussion list, and Yangervis Solarte was recalled from Triple A.

all-star update: White Sox LHP Chris Sale and Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo were voted by fans onto the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star Game, and Angels SS Erick Aybar will replace Royals OF Alex Gordon. Gordon has a sprained right wrist. There was no announcement on a replacement for Cardinals C Yadier Molina, who is scheduled to have surgery today to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and could miss the rest of the season. Rockies 1B Justin Morneau and A's 3B Josh Donaldson will complete the field for Monday's Home Run Derby.

angels: LHP C.J. Wilson went on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain.

brewers: OF Ryan Braun returned after missing two games with a sore back. He hit fifth for the first time since 2008.

dodgers: LF Carl Crawford was reinstated from the disabled list. The former Ray missed 40 games because of a sprained left ankle.

reds: 2B Brandon Phillips is expected to miss six weeks after today's scheduled surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left thumb.

tigers: DH Victor Martinez (strained lower right side) did not start for the fourth straight game.

Tanaka's year in doubt 07/10/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:30pm]
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