New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow today.

Shockingly the New York Mets medical director was the one who performed the surgery. Tanaka's recovery time will include six weeks of exercise and strengthening, followed by a throwing program.

Tanaka has been in and out of the Yankees lineup all season with various injuries that put him on the  disabled list from April 23 to June 3 with right wrist tendinitis and a forearm strain, then missed a September start because of a strained right hamstring.

Tanaka is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

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