Tanaka 'good' after bullpen

Feb 23, 2015

Tanaka 'good' after bullpen

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka said he felt fine after throwing 34 pitches Sunday during his second bullpen session. Tanaka missed 2½ months last season while rehabilitating a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He returned for two starts in ...

Tanaka declares he's in 'good shape'

Feb 21, 2015

Tanaka declares he's in 'good shape'

Masahiro Tanaka said Friday that his right arm is in good condition ahead of his second big league season with the New York Yankees. Tanaka led the team in wins last season with 13, despite suffering a partial tear in the ulnar collateral ligament ...

Yankees eager to watch Tanaka's next bullpen

Feb 19, 2015

Yankees eager to watch Tanaka's next bullpen

Masahiro Tanaka probably will throw his first bullpen session of the year on Thursday at the New York Yankees’ minor league complex. Tanaka missed 2½ months last year while rehabilitating a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, managed to avoid surgery ...

Tanaka gets down to work

Feb 18, 2015

Tanaka gets down to work

Masahiro Tanaka was back in the fold as his second season with the New York Yankees officially got under way after reporting to camp in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday. Tanaka, who arrived the previous day, was in high spirits and showing no signs of ...

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 ...