After Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation, the fear was that he would require Tommy John surgery.

That is not required, yet, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York.

This is from an article he wrote yesterday.

"This is a blow for the Yankees, but it could be worse. The fear was the need for Tommy John surgery, and that doesn't appear to be the situation yet. However, team doctor Chris Ahmad hasn't seen Tanaka, so it can't be ruled out."