The New York Yankees have had a solid start to their 2015 season despite being counted out as playoff contenders, as they have started with a 12-8 record.
They are currently in first place in the American League East, but every other team is three games or less behind them.
Their division title hopes will become even more of a challenge as starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis and a forearm injury.
This should come as no surprise to any Yankees fan, as Tanaka has been fragile since entering the major leagues in 2014, but he is one of the best pitchers in baseball when he can stay healthy.
Tanaka previously missed 10 weeks last season after a UCL injury, but he finished with a 13-5 record and a 2.77 earned run average and 141 strikeouts in 20 starts that season.
The Yankees starter got off to a solid start this year as well with a 2-1 record and 3.22 ERA after there were concerns about how he would bounce back from surgery.
Due to concerns about keeping him healthy long-term, the Yankees are expected to let Tanaka heal for at least a month.