ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees' rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two month.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the Japanese right-hander tentatively is set to start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka will throw another bullpen session before the start.
Tanaka will have a limit of 70 to 75 pitches against the Blue Jays. He has been sidelined since July 9 because of a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
If Tanaka doesn't have any setbacks, he would get a second outing during the Yankees' season-ending series at Boston.