Yankees manager Joe Girardi said pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is slated to start on Tuesday, reports the New York Daily News.
Tanaka threw a 37-pitch bullpen that he said was "very encouraging" on Friday, per MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, and the Yankees hoped he would return for their series against the Detroit Tigers. He was placed on the 10-day DL last week with right shoulder inflammation.
There had been no talk about Tanaka feeling any pain in his shoulder prior to the team's announcement. YES Network's Meredith Marakovits said Tanaka felt "general soreness" and fatigue in his arm toward the end of his last outing against the Blue Jays.
He was inconsistent in his last start where he allowed three runs, two earned on just two hits. He threw 88 pitches in that span while walking five batters.
Tanaka is 8-10 with a 4.92 ERA in 23 starts this season.