NEW YORK — The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is in such a tattered state that a retired Red Sox, Pedro Martinez, is behind more controversy than anyone on the current roster. Martinez, who back in his heyday had a starring role in a few Sox …
Three of MLB’s bigger stars will miss significant time due to injury. The New York Yankees will be without their Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka for at least six weeks. He went on the DL yesterday with elbow trouble following a poor outing …
No, that honor belongs to Mr. Masahiro Tanaka, he of the $155MM contract, 6-0 record, 2.17 ERA and .914 WHIP. He's also got a 9.4 K/BB ratio, just in case you're interested in stuff like that. And just in case you're not familiar with him, …
It’s dangerous to believe anything players say in spring training, where mechanical tweaks are common, batters daydream about bunting to beat the shift, and pitchers fiddle with their arsenals. Some spring experiments stick. Others end …
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Melky Cabrera welcomed New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka with a first pitch home run. Tanaka, obviously shocked by the home run, was able to retire the next three batters. It would take another inning …
MILWAUKEE – The Yankees spent nearly a half-billion dollars this offseason, and so far their most successful investments have been the $155 million they spent on Masahiro Tanaka and the minor-league deal they gave Yangervis Solarte. It's …
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Masahiro Tanaka is well aware of what awaits in his first start Tuesday night at Fenway Park: the Green Monster and Boston's fanatical fans. The Japanese star plays his first game at Fenway on Tuesday …
In 28 games in 2013 for the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s professional baseball league, Masahiro Tanaka compiled a 24-0 record with a 1.27 ERA. In 212 innings, Tanaka struck out 183 men while walking just 32. After signing an …
With the sad news that Jose Fernandez is out for the year, Yankee rookie Masahiro Tanaka is now the MLB leader in strikeout-to-walk percentage, which is as good a way as any to sum up his dominance in a single stat. In his first year …