Don’t look for the Marlins to reunite Rakuten Golden Eagles teammates Casey McGehee and Masahiro Tanaka here in the States now that Tanaka has been posted. Asked about the hype surrounding Tanaka, McGehee said it’s merited. …
Unable to break Masahiro Tanaka's focus, the Toronto Blue Jays have their first losing streak of August and are on the brink of getting swept at home by the New York Yankees. Dazzled by Tanaka for nine innings Saturday at Rogers …
HAVEN’T WE BEEN HERE BEFORE? The date was December 19, 2011, and most of the baseball world waited with baited breath for the announcement of which MLB team had successfully bid for the rights to Japanese pitching …
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Melky Cabrera welcomed New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka with a first pitch home run. Tanaka, obviously shocked by the home run, was able to retire the next three batters. It would take another inning …
It’s dangerous to believe anything players say in spring training, where mechanical tweaks are common, batters daydream about bunting to beat the shift, and pitchers fiddle with their arsenals. Some spring experiments stick. Others end …
One of the top targets heading into the Major League Baseball offseason, Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has certainly garnered loads of attention since the completion of the 2013 regular season. The 25-year-old right-hander – …
MILWAUKEE – The Yankees spent nearly a half-billion dollars this offseason, and so far their most successful investments have been the $155 million they spent on Masahiro Tanaka and the minor-league deal they gave Yangervis Solarte. …
NEW YORK » The New York Yankees and prized Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreed today to a $155 million, seven-year contract. In addition to the deal with the 25-year-old right-hander, the Yankees must pay a $20 million fee to …
In 28 games in 2013 for the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s professional baseball league, Masahiro Tanaka compiled a 24-0 record with a 1.27 ERA. In 212 innings, Tanaka struck out 183 men while walking just 32. After signing an …
With the sad news that Jose Fernandez is out for the year, Yankee rookie Masahiro Tanaka is now the MLB leader in strikeout-to-walk percentage, which is as good a way as any to sum up his dominance in a single stat. In his first year …