Masahiro Tanaka threw again early this afternoon. He again was soft-tossing so there is nothing major to report on that front. 

The hope for Tanaka is still to avoid Tommy John surgery and return for the Yankees' playoff push. "Good," was what Tanaka said in English after answering as question about how he felt after his soft toss today. On Monday, Tanaka tested his right elbow for the first time since he received a platelet-rich plasma injection July 14. Surgery would finish his 2014 and likely keep him out all of 2015.ANALYST: Drew Phelps