Masahiro Tanaka RUMORS & NEWS

  • Avoiding opt-out, Masahiro Tanaka followed ‘what my heart was saying’

    Newsday "Masahiro Tanaka said he wasn’t tempted. “I really prioritized what I felt inside,” Tanaka said Wednesday morning after working out at the Yankees’ minor-league complex. “I’m sure there were possibilities, but the important thing for me was to follow what my heart was saying, and that’s what I..." February 08

  • Tanaka Decides Not To Opt Out Of Yankees Contract

    CBS New York "Masahiro Tanaka isn’t going anywhere. The Yankees right-hander announced Friday he will not opt out of his contract. “I have decided to stay with the Yankees for the next three seasons,” Tanaka said in a statement. “It was a simple decision for me as I have truly enjoyed the past four years..." November 03

  • Masahiro Tanaka has huge decision to make regarding opt-out — and so do Yankees

    New York Daily News "And the clock has officially started. With the World Series wrapping up in Game 7, Masahiro Tanaka now has three days to inform the Yankees whether he is opting out of his contract. Tanaka, who turned 29 on Nov. 1, has three years, $67 million remaining on the seven-year, $155 million deal..." November 02

  • Masahiro Tanaka’s complicated $67M decision is closing in

    New York Post "The Yankees’ dugout won’t be the only thing that looks different next season. While the fact they will have a new manager in 2018 is no small thing, clues about the 2018 roster will emerge soon — with the first coming shortly after the World Series ends. Masahiro Tanaka has three days after..." October 31

  • Tanaka yet to reach decision on opt-out clause

    New York Post "Shortly after the Yankees’ season ended with a Game 7 loss to the Astros in the ALCS, Masahiro Tanaka wasn’t ready to wrestle with his contract status. Tanaka can opt out of his contract three days after the World Series ends, and if he does, he will be leaving three years and $67 million..." October 22

  • Joe Girardi won’t use Masahiro Tanaka in Game 7

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees and Astros are set for Game 7 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday, and neither team will hold back as they seek a World Series berth. The Astros are prepared to back starter Charlie Morton with any able-bodied pitcher in their ranks — including Justin Verlander,..." October 21

  • Decision to go with the inconsistent Masahiro Tanaka for Game 1 is risky, but makes sense

    New York Daily News "Masahiro Tanaka had his worst performance of the season against the Astros on Derek Jeter Night in the Bronx, when he allowed four homers while failing to get out of the second inning. Yet Joe Girardi and the Yankees are giving Tanaka the ball in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday, not concerning..." October 13

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