Masahiro Tanaka RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tanaka starts opener for Yankees; Cessa in bullpen; Romine on bench

    The Journal News "During an in-game interview with YES Network, Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced three bits of news: 1. Masahiro Tanaka will be the Opening Day starter This comes as little surprise, but Tanaka's underwhelming spring did give the Yankees at least some cause for concern. Tanaka had to..." March 31

  • Yankees still not entirely sure about Masahiro Tanaka

    ESPN "It's March 29, Yankees fans. Do you know who your Opening Day starter is? Neither do the Yankees. On Tuesday, Masahiro Tanaka pitched four innings of one-run, seven-hit, five-strikeout ball in a split-squad game against the Phillies in Clearwater that was eventually cancelled by lightning..." March 30

  • Girardi: Tanaka on track to start Opening Day

    MLB.com "All signs point to the Yankees setting up Masahiro Tanaka to make his second consecutive Opening Day start, but manager Joe Girardi said on Thursday that he is not ready to make an official announcement. "We've got to see how he bounces back after we build up his pitch count a little bit,"..." March 17

  • Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka to disclose injuries

    North Jersey "The subject of Masahiro Tanaka’s health is a sensitive one for the Yankees, and for reasons that go beyond the $155 million they’re paying him. It’s not even about the multiple trips he’s made to the disabled list since 2014. Injuries, after all, are part of the major league calculus, and for a..." February 22

  • Tanaka says 'the goal is to go 200 innings'

    MLB.com "It has already been a memorable start to the year for Masahiro Tanaka and his wife, Japanese television personality Mai Satoda, as they celebrated the arrival of a baby boy this week in New York. Tanaka returned to camp on Thursday as the Yankees' pitchers and catchers officially reported to..." February 18

  • Tanaka looks good in first session off mound

    MLB.com "Masahiro Tanaka looked good in his first session throwing off a mound, Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said on Sunday outside the George M. Steinbrenner Field complex. Tanaka threw about 20 pitches in the bullpen on Saturday, his first time on the hill since having offseason surgery to..." February 14

  • Yankees' ace Tanaka isn't sure he'll be ready by Opening Day

    CBS Sports "Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka continues to recover from October surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow. However, Tanaka might not be ready to answer the bell for the Yankees' opener on April 4 in a 2015 AL wild card rematch at home against the Astros. MLB.com's Bryan Hoch writes that Tanaka..." February 12

  • Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka throws off mound for 1st time since surgery

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since his surgery last October to remove a bone spur in his elbow, according to the Associated Press. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild told the AP that Tanaka threw in New York, and that his rehab process this..." February 10