Masahiro Tanaka RUMORS & NEWS

  • Masahiro Tanaka expected to start for Yankees this weekend

    Larry Brown Sports "Less than a month after being struck in the head by a line drive, Masahiro Tanaka is set to return to the mound this weekend. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Tanaka is likely to pitch this weekend, though he has not specified yet which game. " July 28

  • Masahiro Tanaka set for major step as Yankees rotation shuffle begins

    New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka threw a second bullpen session Sunday, and the next step is likely Tuesday when the right-hander will face live hitters for the first time since getting hit in the head on July 4 by a Giancarlo Stanton line drive that was clocked at 112 mph and left Tanaka with a..." July 20

  • Masahiro Tanaka says he has watched video of line drive to head ‘many times’

    Larry Brown Sports "Masahiro Tanaka appears to have some sort of a sense of humor about a Giancarlo Stanton line drive hitting him in the head. The New York Yankees pitcher was part of a scary incident ten days ago when he was hit in the head by a liner during a simulated game. Tanaka was..." July 14

  • Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton Calls Hitting Tanaka with Liner a 'Terrible Moment'

    Bleacher Report "New York Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton reflected on the scary moment from Saturday's simulated game when he hit a liner that struck pitcher Masahiro Tanaka in the head. Speaking to The Athletic's Lindsey Adler, Stanton called it "a terrible..." July 07

  • Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka’s scary injury latest blow in scary time

    New York Post "There’s an empty ballpark and then there’s a silent ballpark, and if you found yourself at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon, you witnessed the painful difference. When Masahiro Tanaka took a Giancarlo Stanton line drive to the right side of his head, barely a half..." July 05

  • Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka diagnosed with mild concussion

    CBS Sports "Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed with a mild concussion after being struck in the head by a line drive during batting practice Saturday, Bryan Hoch of reports. " July 05

  • Masahiro Tanaka Issues Health Update After Being Released From Hospital

    NESN "Remarkably (and relatively), Masahiro Tanaka is all right. The New York Yankees pitcher was released from a hospital Saturday evening hours after getting hit in the head by a Giancarlo Stanton line drive. Tanaka, who walked off the Yankee Stadium field under his own power, was placed..." July 05

  • Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres critical of YES coverage of Masahiro Tanaka injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Two New York Yankees players think YES Network was insensitive in how they broadcast Masahiro Tanaka’s scary injury on Saturday. Tanaka was struck in the head by a line drive during Saturday’s simulated game. The workout was being broadcast live on YES, the..." July 04

  • Giancarlo Stanton Had A Heartbreaking Reaction To Hitting Masahiro Tanaka With Line Drive

    Total Pro Sports "On Saturday afternoon, the New York Yankees took to the field for a scrimmage ahead of the restart of the 2020 MLB season and tragedy struck the Bronx Bombers. During the game, Masahiro Tanaka faced off against Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton and it ended bad for the pitcher as..." July 04

  • Masahiro Tanaka 'alert, responsive' after liner strikes head "Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton on Saturday, casting a somber tone over the Yankees’ first formal workout of Summer Camp at Yankee Stadium. About an hour after the injury, the Yankees announced that..." July 04

  • Masahiro Tanaka set for return to uncharted Yankees contract waters

    New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka is arriving in New York this weekend from Japan ahead of the Yankees holding a second spring training at Yankee Stadium which starts Wednesday. Since signing a seven-year deal for $155 million that didn’t include a $20 million posting fee to the Rakuten Golden..." June 27

  • Yankees Cannot Afford to Let Masahiro Tanaka Walk After 2020 Season

    12 Up "The New York Yankees' rotation was very briefly a shining light during the enthusiasm spurt of the 2020 offseason. Then, New Yorkers got hit with a dose of reality. Gerrit Cole swiftly went from a luxury to a necessity when Luis Severino had Tommy John surgery and James..." April 05

  • Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka Returned Home to Japan Because of Coronavirus Danger

    New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka recently returned to Japan with his family, in fear of contracting the coronavirus. Having been in Florida following the suspension of the baseball season, the Yankees starting pitcher revealed on Twitter that he traveled back to his homeland in late March because he..." April 02

  • MLB pitchers say the spring training baseball is different than last year's baseball

    CBS Sports "Going into 2020, the biggest question in baseball is not whether Gerrit Cole and Mookie Betts put the Yankees and Dodgers on a World Series collision course, or how the Astros respond to the sign-stealing scandal. The single biggest question in..." February 29

  • Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka feels cheated out of 2017 World Series

    ESPN "Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka admitted he felt cheated out of a potential World Series ring by the Houston Astros, who used their intricate sign-stealing operation to defeat New York in the 2017 American League Championship Series. He did not beat around..." February 10