The Yankees wanted a top-of-the-rotation pitcher. Masahiro Tanaka wanted top-of-the-rotation money. So, the pairing seemed inevitable since the sought-after pitcher gained the ability to negotiate with Major League clubs. The Yankees …
The Cubs and White Sox are among several teams pursuing Japanese free agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who is meeting with teams this week in Los Angeles. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, manager Robin Ventura and …
Masahiro Tanaka is one of the most intriguing players this offseason. The Japanese pitcher went 24-0 in 2013 and is coming over to MLB after a long period of questions about whether his Japanese team would post him. Many Japanese …
Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is only 25. He just pitched a perfect 24-0 season with a 1.27 ERA. For non baseball fans, that's unbelievable form. It's thanks to this form that he's signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with …
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Tonight’s Yankees-Red Sox game was, for once, short—the shortest of my life. That was courtesy of a pitchers’ duel between Masahiro Tanaka and Chris Sale, in which both were excellent but in wholly different ways. Sale was …
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy apologized for saying pitchers such as Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka shouldn’t be allowed translators on the mound and should instead “learn baseball language.” …
Scratch Masahiro Tanaka off the list of potential free-agent pitchers. Tanaka said Friday he will stay with the New York Yankees and not exercise the right to opt out of the remaining three seasons of his contract. “It was a simple decision …
Ugh ... When will this end? After a new posting system was officially implemented by Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball, prized right-hander Masahiro Tanaka met Tuesday morning with the president of his team. The …
Astros manager A.J. on the Astros' “fun factor”, Charlie Morton being the perfect pitcher for the situation, and defense is boring to talk about, but it’s kind of a big deal. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the team wouldn't have Games 1 and …
NEW YORK – This time, it was Masahiro Tanaka who was untouchable on the mound. And when the New York Yankees sent Houston ace Dallas Keuchel to an early exit, their rollicking crowd let loose with a cathartic roar that must have …