Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka joins three other Japanese pitchers on DL

Kyodo

The New York Yankees said Saturday right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with mild strains in both hamstrings.

Tanaka becomes the latest Japanese pitcher on MLB’s disabled list, following Yu Darvish (Chicago Cubs, triceps tendonitis), Kenta Maeda (Los Angeles Dodgers, hip strain) and Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels, elbow).

On Friday, Tanaka left the game with tightness in both legs after running the bases to score the tying run in the sixth inning. He took a no-decision in the Yankees’ 4-1 win over the New York Mets in the Subway Series opener.

“I feel stiffness when I walk, and it’s the same with both legs. I’ll make treatment and recovery my priority for the next few days but I hope to be back sooner than later,” Tanaka said.

Tanaka is 7-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 13 starts this season for the Yankees.

It is the first time since August last year that Tanaka has been placed on the DL.