The name Masahiro Tanaka rolls off the tongue about as melodiously as a couple of other pinstriped Japanese League expatriates. Fans should all hope that this young phenom with a splitter some scouts term “the best in the world” has …
When Hideo Nomo joined the Dodgers in 1995, one side of the Pacific Ocean was cautiously optimistic. The other was completely blindsided. Nomo’s agent, Don Nomura, had found a previously unknown loophole that allowed Japanese …
NEW YORK >> Masahiro Tanaka struck out a career-high 13 to rebound from the worst stretch of his major league career but wound up a hard-luck loser when reliever Tyler Clippard’s wild pickoff throw sparked a go-ahead, two-run …
TOKYO >> Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to move to the majors next season after his Japanese team Rakuten Eagles announced Wednesday it was prepared to let him leave, reversing its earlier rejection. Rakuten Eagles president Yozo …
NEW YORK – Masahiro Tanaka made it all the way through spring training. He threw every bullpen, made every start, and never once complained about pain or discomfort in his elbow. His final spring outing was completed on Tuesday, …
How do you make sure you're ready for work in the "best of form?" Big breakfast? Extra-large cup of coffee? Maybe splurge on a cab ride to make sure you get to the office on time? Well, that's nothing compared to how Masahiro Tanaka, the …
NEW YORK (AP) -- Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has apologized for his on-air remarks that pitchers such as Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka shouldn't be allowed translators on the mound. Remy apologized on Twitter a day …
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, of Japan, reacts as Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi runs the bases after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in New York. (AP …
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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 …
After months of speculation, Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka was posted on Tuesday, allowing Major League teams to bid for his services. The Dodgers and Angels are both expected to make a strong push to sign the 25-year-old right …