Yankees News: Masahiro Tanaka Unhappy with DL Stint


The New York Yankees decision to shut down their ace isn’t sitting well with Masahiro Tanaka.

According to Marty Gitlin of CBS Sports, his latest MRI looked a lot better than it did last year when he first suffered the UCL-tear in his pitching elbow. That said, since Tanaka originally complained about tightness in his forearm and wrist rather than his elbow, he was unhappy about being placed on the disabled-list.

"“Word is, Masahiro Tanaka’s elbow MRI looks as good or better than a year ago, and since there is only a modicum of concern about the forearm issue, Tanaka was none too happy to go on the DL with the forarem/wrist issue. Gitlin reported. “He thought his wrist would heal in days and he could miss only a start."

Tanaka was off to a solid start to 2015 and looked to have been improving since his lackluster performance on opening day.  Over his last two outings, he looked particularly strong, giving up just one earned run in 13 1/3 innings with 14 strikeouts. He was 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA.

As unhappy as he may be, Tanaka needs to realize how much of an investment the Yankees have in him and how big a part of their future he really is.

What do you think Yankee fans? Is Tanaka right to be upset? Let us know in the comments below.

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