Masahiro Tanaka threw about 25 fastballs off a mound today and reported no pain or setbacks. He hopes to throw breaking pitches next time.

It is looking like the Yankee's decision to forgo surgery (with Tanaka's input, of course) was a wise one, but he has a lot of work still to do before he can rejoin the rotation. All his owners will be watching intently to see how he does when he snaps off a curve or other breaking pitch while on the mound.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson Mobile App