As Masahiro Tanaka awaits a nine-figure contract with a major league club, the commissioner’s office is expected to review the winning bid to ensure his Japanese club does not get more than the $20 million promised under a new …
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 …
Predo Martinez is one of the greatest pitchers ever to play the game of baseball. His 1999 season has a strong argument as the greatest season a pitcher has ever had (unless it’s Martinez’s own 2000 season). He’s an outspoken man who …
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 …
BOSTON -- They each hail from Japan and each throw a dominating split-finger fastball, so it's easy to compare Masahiro Tanaka to Koji Uehara. Of course, there's only three weeks of game tape and statistics to analyze. The numbers are …
Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, left, shakes hands with Yankees manager Joe Girardi during his introductory press conference in the Bronx on Feb. 11, 2014. (Photo: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)Japanese right-hander Masahiro
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 …
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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 Angels did not meet with Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka in Los Angeles last week, General Manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed, an indication that the team might not be a serious bidder for the 25-year-old right-hander. …