Yanks’ Tanaka activated from DL to start vs. Tigers

The Sports Xchange

August 22, 2017 at 11:20 am.

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was activated from the 10-day disabled list to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Detroit Tigers, the team announced.

Tanaka, who was sidelined due to right shoulder inflammation, has battled elbow injuries over the last two years.

“I feel good,” Tanaka said through an interpreter. “All I can say is that I’m able to do what I just did, as far as flat grounds and bullpens, because the arm is feeling better. I feel like there have been more exercises that I’ve gone through this time around, so I feel like I am coming back at a faster pace.”

Tanaka last pitched on Aug. 9 in a poor outing against the Toronto Blue Jays. The 28-year-old walked a career-high five batters and allowed three runs — two earned — and two hits in four-plus innings in the Yankees’ 11-5 win in Toronto.

Tanaka owns an 8-10 mark with 4.92 ERA in 23 starts.