278 with 17 homers and 65 RBI in 141 games last season after batting .303 in 2016. After Luis Severino pitched six outstanding innings Monday, Masahiro Tanaka will make his fourth start of the season and will be pitching on …
The New York Yankees invested $175 million this season in Japanese free agent starter Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka made his major league debut Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, and got a rude greeting from stateside baseball. The …
Masahiro Tanaka may have been a high-priced addition to the New York Yankees last offseason, but he's been an invaluable pitcher through the first half of the season. With CC Sabathia out for this season with knee problems and …
You may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Why are major league teams salivating over Masahiro Tanaka? Why is one Japanese team frothing at the mouth? Why so much speculation, so many headlines, all the trans-Pacific …
Masahiro Tanaka threw 160 pitches in Game 6 of the Japan Series for Rakuten this past November. He then came back the next night and got the final three outs in relief to save Rakuten's series-clinching victory. It's the stuff of legends. It's …
Mai Satoda isn’t a star in America like her husband, New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanka. She’s more often seen in the stands than on TV or in the headlines. That wasn’t true in Japan. Satoda was a star in her own right at home, a …
Masahiro Tanaka, the 25-year-old Japanese right-hander who was 24-0 for the Rakuten Golden Eagles last season, has agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract with the New York Yankees, sources said Wednesday morning. Tanaka
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 …
Mike Napoli lifted the Red Sox over the Yankees 2-1 Saturday night in the Bronx with a ninth-inning home run off starter Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka allowed just two runs in nine innings, but his decision to throw Napoli an elevated fastball …
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 …