There have been other Japanese nationals and Japanese-Americans who have found success in the Major Leagues: Kenta Maeda, Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka, Hideki Matsui, Kurt Suzuki, the Mariners’ own Hisashi Iwakuma, and the new …
Masahiro Tanaka (5-2) limited the Texas to three hits over five innings, but walked …
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 said all the right things during his press conference in Tokyo Thursday, including the four words that probably made Yankee fans' hopes swell and, at least until the regular season starts, justified the $155 million Hal …
Masahiro Tanaka's fantasy baseball value was destined to rise as sharply as his splitter dives, even before he agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Yankees. So let's get to know the Japanese righthander before owners …
He’s ahead of nine-figure starters including Felix Hernandez (49 strikeouts), Masahiro Tanaka (47), David Price (46) and Jon Lester (44). Hader is averaging 18.44 strikeouts per nine innings, an amazing stat considering the record for a nine …
With regards to Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees, two things are clear: Tanaka wants to play Major League Baseball, and the Yankees want Tanaka. While a dozen or more teams likely will be in the mix should …
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 …
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 …
Yankees rookie Masahiro Tanaka picked up his 8th win of the year Saturday with a dominant performance against the Twins. Tanaka allowed four hits and struck out nine in eight innings, and New York won 3-1. With eight wins before the …