Oct 2, 2014

Tanaka vows to learn from first year

Masahiro Tanaka spoke about his up-and-down first season in the big leagues on Wednesday, saying he had to put his varied experiences to good use in the future. “The different experiences I had this year are now assets,” the 25-year-old Tanaka told a news ...

Tanaka gets shelled by Red Sox in final start of season

Sep 28, 2014

Tanaka gets shelled by Red Sox in final start of season

Masahiro Tanaka struggled in his second start back from a two-month injury layoff on Saturday, departing in the second inning as the Boston Red Sox routed the New York Yankees 10-4. Tanaka looked solid last week in his first test since he was diagnosed ...

Tanaka wins in return from elbow injury

Sep 22, 2014

Tanaka wins in return from elbow injury

Masahiro Tanaka started Jose Reyes with a 148 kph fastball, his first major league pitch since July 8. He threw 70 pitches in all and didn’t feel any pain in the right elbow that had sidelined him for 2½ months. “Obviously, I’m very relieved,” ...

Sep 20, 2014

Tanaka ready to return for Yankees

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is set to start Sunday, his first game since going on the disabled list in early July because of a partial tear in his right elbow. New York manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Tanaka is ready to face Toronto. ...

Tanaka could make return against Blue Jays

Sep 17, 2014

Tanaka could make return against Blue Jays

Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees’ rotation on Sunday after an absence of more than two months. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the right-hander is tentatively set to get the start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka will throw another ...

Sep 16, 2014

Tanaka tosses five scoreless innings in instructional league simulated game

Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees. Tanaka threw 65 pitches at Steinbrenner Field, allowing six hits and striking out four. ...

Tanaka preparing for next step in recovery

Sep 3, 2014

Tanaka preparing for next step in recovery

Masahiro Tanaka plans to throw a bullpen this week, the next step for the injured New York Yankees ace as he tries to overcome a recent setback. New York manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka threw well Tuesday, and team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad diagnosed ...

Tanaka heading to N.Y.

Aug 30, 2014

Tanaka heading to N.Y.

Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is being sent back to New York because of general soreness in his right arm, a setback in his bid to rejoin the rotation this season. “There’s obviously concern, but I think we play it out this week to ...

Aug 22, 2014

Tanaka to throw batting practice

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is slated to throw batting practice for the first time since injuring his elbow in July, Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed on Thursday. Girardi said his first-year right-hander would pitch BP at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. “Each step he increases intensity,” ...

Tanaka has pain-free workout

Aug 17, 2014

Tanaka has pain-free workout

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, rehabbing a torn elbow ligament, threw 25 fastballs off a bullpen mound on Saturday and said he felt no pain. “I think we’re heading in the right direction, so I feel good about that,” Tanaka said after the ...

Aug 16, 2014

Tanaka scheduled to throw off mound

New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to throw 25 pitches Saturday in his first bullpen session since going on the disabled list with a partial tear in his right elbow. Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced the session on Friday. Tanaka is 12-4 ...

McCarthy helps tame Tigers

Aug 5, 2014

McCarthy helps tame Tigers

Brandon McCarthy has been a steady presence in the New York Yankees’ rotation since his arrival in a trade with Arizona. Still, he knew the stakes were even higher against Max Scherzer and the AL Central-leading Tigers. McCarthy won his fourth start in a ...