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 ...

Yankees to evaluate Tanaka's arm

Aug 4, 2014

Yankees to evaluate Tanaka's arm

Injured New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to take an important step in his rehabilitation process on Monday and could soon begin throwing again. “We said three weeks was the mark,” Yankee manager Joe Girardi said, and it has been three weeks ...

Aug 2, 2014

Tanaka to see doctor on Monday

First-year New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will see a doctor on Monday and his injured right elbow appears to be making progress. Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said Friday he had heard the 25-year-old right-hander was feeling much better and — barring no issues ...