Masahiro Tanaka throws 30-pitch bullpen session


Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka took the mound today for his first bullpen session since being placed back on the disabled list, throwing 30 pitches at the team’s spring training complex in Florida.

Tanaka has been on the DL since April 29 with a strained forearm and wrist tendinitis. There’s no timetable yet for his return to the Yankees’ active roster and he’s not expected back before June.

However, after throwing Tanaka told reporters he was “happy about it” and “didn’t feel anything” wrong with his arm.

Prior to being shut down again Tanaka started four games with a 3.22 ERA and 24/7 K/BB ratio in 22 innings despite pitching much differently than he did before last season’s elbow problems.