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. ...

Yanks prevail against Jays

Sep 20, 2014

Yanks prevail against Jays

Hiroki Kuroda allowed three runs in 6⅔ innings on Friday for the New York Yankees, who won their third straight, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3. Kuroda (11-9) gave up seven hits without a walk, while striking out seven. One of the runs was ...

Kuroda still grinding on pitcher's mound

Sep 17, 2014

Kuroda still grinding on pitcher's mound

Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who is now completing his sixth big league season following 11 years in Japan, told Kyodo News recently that his future after this season is up in the air — just as it has been since 2012. “For me, each and ...

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. ...

Yankees fall to Orioles despite solid start by Kuroda

Sep 15, 2014

Yankees fall to Orioles despite solid start by Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda was razor sharp over seven innings on Sunday for the New York Yankees, but did not figure in the decision as the Yankees lost 3-2 in the Baltimore Orioles’ final at-bat. Kuroda allowed a run on six hits without a walk, while ...

Yankees laud Jeter; Royals crash party

Sep 8, 2014

Yankees laud Jeter; Royals crash party

Standing on the field with a microphone, the end of his baseball career likely three weeks away, Derek Jeter remained as cool and collected as his play at shortstop over the past two decades. The New York Yankees honored their retiring captain Sunday with ...

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 ...

Kuroda helps defeat ChiSox

Aug 24, 2014

Kuroda helps defeat ChiSox

Without anything approaching his best command, Hiroki Kuroda held the Chicago White Sox to two runs over six innings on Saturday to earn his ninth win of the season in a 5-3 victory for the New York Yankees. Before 47,594 at Yankee Stadium, Kuroda ...

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,” ...