Masahiro Tanaka comes off disabled list, rejoins Yankees

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Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is back from the disabled list after missing six weeks with a strained forearm and will start tonight against the Mariners.

Tanaka was hardly impressive on a brief minor-league rehab assignment, but the Yankees decided to bring him back quickly anyway and he’s expected to be on a limited pitch count of 80-85 versus Seattle.

While he didn’t quite look like his pre-injury 2014 self, Tanaka generally pitched well in four starts this season before being shut down again, logging 22 innings with a 3.22 ERA and 24/7 K/BB ratio.