The New York Yankees have placed Masahiro Tanaka on the DL and sent him back to New York to have an MRI done on his pitcher arm.  Tanaka has allowed 9 runs over his last 13.2 innings pitched.  He allowed 9 runs in all of June over 37 innings.


Tanaka leads the AL in wins with 12, 2nd in ERA at 2.51, 3rd in IP with 129.1 and 5th in SO with 135.  He has been worth every penny.  The Yankees need him desperately.  They have not seen CC Sabathia take the mound since May 10th, Michael Pineda since April 23rd, Ivan Nova since April 19th and just traded Vidal Nuno to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Brandon McCarthy.