Mlb: Tanaka Named Yankees' Opening Day Starter

MLB: Tanaka named Yankees' Opening Day starterNew York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka will start for the team on Opening Day for the third year in a row, manager Joe Girardi announced Tuesday.
"Our plan is for him to be the Opening Day starter," Girardi said at a news conference. "You've got to see where he's at, but I don't really see him being not our Opening Day starter unless something was to arise that I wasn't expecting."

Mlb: Yankees' Tanaka Not Playing In Wbc

MLB: Yankees' Tanaka not playing in WBCMasahiro Tanaka is the latest Japanese major leaguer to opt out of March's World Baseball Classic, with the New York Yankees right-hander announcing his decision on Monday.

Mlb: Yankees' Season Ends As Tanaka Loses Wildcard Playoff

MLB: Yankees' season ends as Tanaka loses wildcard playoffMasahiro Tanaka's first foray into the major league postseason was a wild one as poor control haunted him in the New York Yankees' 3-0 wildcard playoff loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Tanaka allowed two runs in five innings to take the loss as the Yankees bats were silenced by lefty Dallas Keuchel. Tanaka surrendered four hits, walked three and struck out three with balls called on 49 of his 83 pitches. The damage could have been worse, though, as the Astros often got good swings on his pitches only that ended up as hard outs.

Yankees’ Tanaka Picks Up 12th Win

Yankees’ Tanaka picks up 12th winThe first-place Toronto Blue Jays put space between themselves and the New York Yankees on Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader that featured 20 innings, 31 combined runs and a 33-minute rain delay.

Baseball: Yankees' Tanaka Shaky In Rehab Start

Baseball: Yankees' Tanaka shaky in rehab startNew York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka had a shaky second rehab assignment Wednesday but said he had no physical issues after tossing three innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders against the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Yankees Pitcher Tanaka Out At Least A Month With Tendinitis

Yankees pitcher Tanaka out at least a month with tendinitisYankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is going to be out at least a month because of tendinitis in his right wrist and a mild right forearm strain.
General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night during New York's game against Tampa Bay that tests showed no change in Tanaka's partially torn elbow ligament. The Japanese star last year chose not to have Tommy John surgery and missed 2 1/2 months rehabbing the injury.