“Japanese hitters aren’t the best in the world. If they were, they’d be in the major leagues,” Alan Nathan, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who specializes in baseball, …
Masahiro Tanaka
In the third start of his major-league career, Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 Cubs in eight innings. In each of his two previous starts, he pitched seven innings, striking out eight batters against the Blue Jays and 10 batters …
After being forced to watch the playoffs from their respective mansions for just the second time in the past 19 years at the end of last season, appropriately named General Manager Brian Cashman and the New York …
The Rangers signed Shin-soo Choo and in doing so took themselves out of the Masahiro Tanaka equation. The Angels, however, are still in play. Though the Angels have been burned badly on their last two free agent …
TAMPA -- In the box score, Masahiro Tanaka was as perfect as a pitcher could be on Saturday. He needed just 45 pitches to retire all 12 batters he faced, striking out seven of those 12 -- six swinging -- and not seeing any …
Masahiro Tanaka
With a looming opt-out featuring uncertainty for ace Masahiro Tanaka, the New York Yankees find themselves in a little pickle. New York Yankees’ starter Masahiro Tanaka is everything a team wants in an ace. According …
TAMPA, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka is impressed with Japan's performance in the World Baseball Classic. "They've won a couple of the tournaments but I think it's the first time that they've won every single game coming up to …
Masahiro Tanaka
With Robinson Cano, it was pretty easy. A big market didn’t exist, and Cano’s previous employer didn’t show enough desire to keep him around, and Cano, in the end, just wanted to be wanted. Wanted and made to be …
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. >> Pitch by pitch, Chris Archer set the tone for what he and the Tampa Bay Rays hope will be a bounce-back year. Not such a good start for Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees. Archer …
Masahiro Tanaka