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Injured New York Yankees star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka promised Friday to remain confident during rehabilitation in hopes of returning to the Major League Baseball team as quickly as possible. The 25-year-old Japanese right-hander was placed on the Major League Baseball disabled list on Wednesday by the Yankees, who revealed Thursday that Tanaka had suffered a torn right elbow ligament. Tanaka, a rookie in North America whose 12 wins lead the American League, could return in six weeks with successful rehabilitation. Tanaka, who signed a seven-year deal worth $155 million with the Yankees after an unbeaten campaign last year for the Japan League champion Rakuten Eagles, apologized for the games he will miss as the Yankees try to close a four-game gap on American League East division leader Baltimore.