Masahiro Tanaka RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka have not discussed contract extension: Brian Cashman

    New York Daily News "Yankees GM Brian Cashman says he hasn't had any discussions with ace Masahiro Tanaka's representatives about a contract extension. Tanaka, who is slated to make $22 million in 2017, can opt out of his deal at season's end. "We have a significant contract with Masahiro Tanaka," Cashman said..." January 11

  • Masahiro Tanaka’s ace-like 2017 would put Yankees in a bind

    New York Post "The Yankees probably can’t win in 2017 unless Masahiro Tanaka performs again like a top-of-the-rotation stalwart. Yet, that might make winning in 2018 more difficult. Tanaka can opt out of his seven-year, $155 million contract after next season, and short of significant injury, the righty..." January 04

  • Masahiro Tanaka's looming opt-out shades Yankees' pitching plans

    ESPN "To understand why the New York Yankees may end up being the free-agent winners for someone like left-hander Rich Hill, it is best to hop in the DeLorean, pump it up to 88 mph and fast-forward to a year from now. At that time, Masahiro Tanaka will most certainly be a dilemma for the Yankees. If..." November 22

  • Yankees announce Masahiro Tanaka will not make his next scheduled start

    New York Daily News "And now the Yankees have a case of the Mets. The Yankees announced Masahiro Tanaka will not make his next scheduled start Monday after an MRI revealed a slight strain in flexor mass. Manager Joe Girardi stressed that Tanaka's issue is not near the elbow ligament. He will not pick up a ball..." September 22

  • Why Joe Girardi pulled Masahiro Tanaka after just 93 pitches

    New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka didn’t record a strikeout and still managed to pitch seven good innings for the Yankees, but it wasn’t enough Thursday night in a crushing 7-5 defeat to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Manager Joe Girardi opted to remove Tanaka after 93 pitches and neither the manager nor Tanaka..." September 16

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