Masahiro Tanaka is expected to be seen by Yankees team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad before the end of this week.
Tanaka hit the disabled list Wednesday morning with elbow inflammation. He's going to undergo an MRI, and the results of said MRI will determine how he will be handled. You don't need me to tell you how amazing Tanaka has been, but I will. He has a major-league leading 12 wins to go with 2.51 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and an other-worldly 135/19 strikeout-walk ratio. If the Yanks lose their ace for an extended period they'll be up the proverbial sh*t creek without a paddle. ANALYST:
Hector Sanchez left Thursday's game after taking a foul tip to the neck.
We should get a better idea on Friday if this injury is serious or not, but even a brief absence could set Sanchez back in his roster battle with Andrew Susac. Susac is younger, and a better hitter and he could be useful in NL-only or if the Giants decide to play Buster Posey more at first base. Sanchez will never have much fantasy value regardless of role though he would probably be better for San Francisco's pitchers. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game with tightness in his right groin.
This isn't good news for Ohlendorf, especially after he's pitched so well this spring. Given his success, it seems as though the only way that he will be left off of the Rangers' Opening Day roster is if he is out for an extended period of time or has a setback. He will likely fill a long reliever role for Texas with the chance to make an occasional spot start. Analysis: David Kerr