I’ll cover this more in depth during the pregame notes, but this is what we have on the situation so far.
The New York Yankees announced Masahiro Tanaka has general arm soreness and is flying back to New York for ‘strength and conditioning’. Tanaka says the soreness isn’t in his elbow, but he believes the general soreness is because he hasn’t built up his arm strength. He claims he prefers to work out at Yankee Stadium versus the Rogers Centre workout training room and that’s the reason he’s flying back to New York. He’s not slated to meet a doctor while in New York but as we’ve learned, plans do change.
So the Yankees are sending Tanaka back to work out at Yankee Stadium…and that’s the story they’re sticking with. Okay then.