Report: Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka to test injured right elbow on Monday
Masahiro Tanaka, who is on the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, will play catch at Yankee Stadium on Monday, a source told ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews on Sunday.
Manager Joe Girardi said before Sunday night's game in Boston that Tanaka had seen team doctors on Friday and will throw on Monday barring a setback in the morning.
"We'll see tomorrow what everyone wants to do with him, but as we said, three weeks is the mark," Girardi said. "[He told] his doctor he feels good, so we'll see what we do. We'll get home and talk and decide what we're going to do."
Even if all goes well, the Yankees are unlikely to get Tanaka back before September, Wallace reports.
- Chris Mascaro