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 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 says he chose to play for the New York Yankees because they appreciated him the most among the many teams in the majors who were chasing the prized signature of the star Japanese pitcher. "They gave me the …
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 …
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 …
BOSTON (CBS) — In case you missed the news that broke during Christmas week, the Rakuten Golden Eagles changed course and announced that right-handed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be posted, thereby allowing all 30 MLB teams …
Masahiro Tanaka, a much-touted offseason purchase by the New York Yankees, has proven to be worth every penny one month into his first Major League Baseball season. And it’s a good thing for the Pinstripes, because they paid a record …