New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers a pitch in the first inning against the …
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 to …
Tanaka can opt out of his contract after four years. Tanaka is the latest hot pitcher to make the move from Japan to MLB, following in the footsteps of Yu Darvish, who joined the Texas Rangers in 2012. Darvish has been an All-Star in both …
NEW YORK — The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is in such a tattered state that a retired Red Sox, Pedro Martinez, is behind more controversy than anyone on the current roster. Martinez, who back in his heyday had a starring role in a few Sox …
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 …
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, of Japan, throws a bullpen session while working out at the Yankees' minor league complex Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, of Japan, …
Even after signing Clayton Kershaw to a record-breaking deal, the Dodgers remain in active talks with Masahiro Tanaka’s agent. General Manager Ned Colletti said he has spoken with agent Casey Close every day this week except …
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 …
No, that honor belongs to Mr. Masahiro Tanaka, he of the $155MM contract, 6-0 record, 2.17 ERA and .914 WHIP. He's also got a 9.4 K/BB ratio, just in case you're interested in stuff like that. And just in case you're not familiar with him, …
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 …