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
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 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. …
In the past: A standout in Japan, Tanaka became last winter’s most prized commodity. The Yankees had already signed a slew of Major League free agents, but their biggest splash of a nearly half-billion-dollar offseason was a seven-year, …
The starting pitching is also starting to improve: Masahiro Tanaka used his fastball (yay!), CC Sabathia got a lot of soft …
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 …
Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his right elbow on Thursday. New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the right-hander visited three doctors and each one …
The Yankees made major waves Wednesday signing Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka to a contract worth seven years and $155 million. The deal isn't only the largest contract ever for an international free agent, but is the fifth largest …
Masahiro Tanaka came to America like a streaking comet, suddenly and brightly. And then just like that, he’s gone – most likely for the rest of this baseball season and maybe even most of the next. Tanaka joined the New York …