The reason why Masahiro Tanaka was sent home by Aaron Boone

Tanaka has been one of the Yankees most important players

Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka | AP

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is definitely not having a great time right now. After being sent to the disabled list for problems with his two hamstrings, Masahiro Tanaka was also pulled from the Yankees dugout on Wednesday.

According to Brendan Kuty of, the player is suffering from an ear infection so the medical team asked him on Wednesday after the game against Nationals to go to his house to rest and stay there.

The player will report again until the game on Friday. Although this disease does not seem to affect his time out of action, manager Aaron Boone explained:

Not concerned. It's just a little virus that he's dealing with. So we're hoping it's not anything too serious. I don't think it is. I think he's getting what he needs to do to get well and it shouldn't be too long.

In 13 games this season the player has a 4.58 ERA with 7 wins and 2 losses. Tanaka has improved substantially in the last three games and has a 3.31 ERA.