Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Has Elbow Surgery

The New York Times—October 20, 2015

According to The New York Times, pitching has taken a toll on New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka’s right arm, which has not been as sturdy as the Yankees had hoped when he joined the team. The Yankees announced this week that Tanaka had arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow.

The article notes that the operation was performed by David W. Altchek, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Mets’ team physician. “The only thing I can really tell you is, it’s not a complicated surgery,” New York Yankees’ General Manager Brian Cashman said. “If you ever have to do one, you want to do it this time of year because the total rehab time is about three months.”

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