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Masahiro Tanaka’s Elbow Presents Unique Risk Regardless of 2014 or 2015 Return

class="ui-droppable">"Shut him down!"

With each pitch that Masahiro Tanaka throws, the cries from fans echo fainter. When it would have been simpler to let their ace wait and watch as Derek Jeter's last season faded away rather than burned out, the New York Yankees didn't go the easy way. They went the smart way.

Instead of shutting him down, the Yankees sent Tanaka all the way across the country to have his elbow examined. It was a bit of a fluke that Dr. Chris Ahmad, the Yankees team physician and one of the top doctors in baseball, was at a convention of orthopedists. Tanaka was not only checked by his own doctor, but by a few more of the best in the business. 

All agreed that the small tear, said to be around a 10 percent ...

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