Masahiro Tanaka RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • The Yankees reportedly will not pursue Masahiro Tanaka if he opts out of contract

    New York Daily News "The Yankees will look to say Sayonara to Masahiro Tanaka at the end of the season. Sources tell the Daily News that if the Japanese ace opts out of his $155 million contract, the Yankees would have no interest in pursuing a costly, long-term extension with the 28-year-old righty. According..." April 07

  • Masahiro Tanaka posted the worst Opening Day start in Yankees history

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees did not start the season the way they would’ve liked. Ace Masahiro Tanaka was ineffective against the Tampa Bay Rays, departing after just 2 2/3 innings. During Tanaka’s outing, he allowed eight hits on seven runs, including two home runs. He also walked two batters while..." April 03

  • Masahiro Tanaka looks as strong as ever for Yankees heading into potential walk season

    New York Daily News "Masahiro Tanaka’s stellar spring is over. A crucial season lies ahead — perhaps his most crucial season since his rookie year. On Sunday at The Trop, Tanaka will make his third consecutive Opening Day start. The Yankees will once again be counting on the 28-year-old right-hander as the ace of..." March 30