Tanaka likely to start against Toronto on Sunday

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.

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