Masahiro Tanaka says he is ‘all good’ after ball to head
Masahiro Tanaka provided some reassuring news on Saturday evening.
All the tests turned out well, including a CT scan.
Tanaka had concussion like symptoms before leaving for the hospital that have since dissipated, per Aaron Boone. He checked out well following a battery of tests, including a CT scan. He'll be at the hospital for a few more hours & enter the MLB concussion protocol.
— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) July 4, 2020
Tanaka later sent a note via Twitter to assure his fans that he was “all good” and trying to get back to pitching as soon as possible.
I appreciate all the support. I feel it a bit right now, but I’m all good. Going to try to get back on the mound ASAP! Thanks again for all the encouraging words!
—MASAHIRO TANAKA (@t_masahiro18) July 5, 2020
The 31-year-old will be placed in MLB’s concussion protocol.
Tanaka went 11-9 with a 4.45 ERA last season and made his second All-Star team.