NEW YORK (AP) Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to make his next rehabilitation start Wednesday against Boston’s Triple-A team.
New York manager Joe Girardi made the announcement before playing Texas on Friday night. He said the Japanese right-hander will be limited to 65 pitches in his game for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Girardi said it was possible that Tanaka could rejoin the Yankees after that minor league start.
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Tanaka has been on the disabled list since April 27 because of tendinitis in his right wrist and a strained forearm. He pitched three scoreless innings Thursday in Triple-A, throwing 41 pitches.
Tanaka is 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA in four starts for the Yankees. He was an All-Star last year during his first season in the majors, but was slowed in the second half because of a tear in his elbow.
Girardi said Tanaka felt fine after his first rehab start.