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Masahiro Tanaka out at least 6 weeks

Updated: July 11, 2014, 1:42 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

CLEVELAND -- The New York Yankees will be without ace right-hander Masahiro Tanaka for at least six weeks due to a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, but for now have dodged the bullet of season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, speaking on a conference call Thursday night, said Tanaka was examined by three orthopedic surgeons -- Yankees team physician Chris Ahmad, Mets team doctor David Altchek and Los Angeles Dodgers team physician ...

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