Masahiro Tanaka RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation

    New York Daily News "Masahiro Tanaka's uneven 2017 season took another downturn on Saturday when the Yankees placed him on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation of the right shoulder. The Japanese righthander can opt out of the final three years and $67 million of his $155 million contract this offseason, but..." August 12

  • Masahiro Tanaka ‘frustrating’ the Yankees at every turn

    New York Post "Some ace. Here is what Masahiro Tanaka has aced this season when the Yankees run him out to the mound every five days: He has become the ace of surrendering home runs. Tanaka surrendered four runs in the third inning, two on solo home runs to No. 9 hitter Mike Zunino and ex-Yankee Ben..." July 23

  • Tanaka poised for long-awaited 1st U.S. duel with Darvish

    New York Daily News "The last time Masahiro Tanaka and Yu Darvish pitched against one another was in 2011 in Japan. The winner of that duel? "Darvish," Tanaka said flatly. The two Japanese righthanders will go toe to toe Friday night in the Bronx, their first meeting since each made the move to MLB; Darvish's..." June 23

  • Yankees push back next start for RHP Masahiro Tanaka

    ESPN "The New York Yankees are pushing back the next start for struggling ace Masahiro Tanaka from Sunday to Monday. "It's no big deal," Tanaka said. "It just gives me a day." The move will allow Tanaka to miss facing the hard-hitting Baltimore Orioles in the Bronx and instead oppose the..." June 09

  • Red Sox issue statement after announcer Jerry Remy slams Tanaka's interpreter use

    CBS Sports "Tuesday wasn't the best day for former baseball players when it came to having empathy for non-native English speakers. First, Philadelphia Phillies legend Mike Schmidt questioned whether the franchise could build around center fielder Odubel Herrera due to the "language barrier." Then, Boston..." June 07

  • Gary Sanchez not to blame for Masahiro Tanaka’s struggles

    Fanrag Sports "Apparently, the desire to take the air out of Gary Sanchez’s sails continues unabated. After some off-the-record sources recently claimed the young Yankees catcher was “a mess back there,” some Twitter chatter cited the notable ERA difference when Masahiro Tanaka pitches to Sanchez compared..." May 27

  • Tanaka erases Yankees' concerns with career-high 13 Ks

    New York Daily News "Masahiro Tanaka’s gem was all for naught. After a stellar performance from the Yankees’ right-hander, Tyler Clippard first nearly threw the game away on an errant pick-off throw, and then simply pitched it away by allowing the A’s to score a pair of runs in the eighth inning. Ultimately, the..." May 27

  • Cashman: Tanaka's woes warranting 'CSI: The Bronx' investigation "Brian Cashman said that the Yankees have deployed every available tool to examine Masahiro Tanaka's health and mechanics, and the general manager sounds convinced that the right-hander will be able to bounce back from his current slump. "We've done the 'CSI: The Bronx' on him a number of..." May 26

  • Joe Girardi has interesting reason why no medical scans for Masahiro Tanaka

    Newsday "Joe Girardi offered an interesting answer when asked if, in order to get to the bottom of Masahiro Tanaka’s difficulties, the Yankees had sent him for any additional “scans” to make sure there’s nothing physically wrong. “There isn’t,” Girardi said before Wednesday’s game. “You just don’t scan..." May 25

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