The Masahiro Tanaka derby may not be getting started until 2015 after a report this morning in the New York Times which says the Rakuten Golden Eagles may not let their star pitcher leave the Japanese league for the United states. The …
Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his throwing arm after being examined by three doctors, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Thursday. Tanaka was placed on the disabled list by the Yankees Wednesday, a …
Let's be honest for a moment: If Masahiro Tanaka were American, there would've long ago been riots within the baseball world about the manifold abuses on his right arm. Managers would've been under fire, biomechanical experts would've …
TOKYO -- Like the air coming out of a balloon, Japanese baseball fans let out a collective groan with the recent news that New York Yankees rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka had ... days and 14,000 stories, Sports on Earth is ceasing …
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 …
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 against the …
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 vice …
The Yankees made a substantial investment in Masahiro Tanaka ($155 million contract plus $20 million posting fee), the latest hyped Japanese pitcher to make the jump to the big leagues and the early returns suggest he is worth every …
With Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers currently lead Cy Young votes in the American League, every fantasy baseball owner will be looking for the next Japanese hurler to lock up in dynasty leagues. Well, the next pitcher to stash away …
Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the New York Yankees last month, didn’t waste any time when it came to spending some of that newfound wealth: on Sunday, he chartered a …