Tanaka faces Ichiro for first time; Yanks fall to Marlins

Jun 16, 2015

Tanaka faces Ichiro for first time; Yanks fall to Marlins

MLB Facing Ichiro Suzuki for the first time, New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka surrendered two hits to his countryman and suffered his second loss of the season on Monday in a 2-1 loss to the Marlins. After two straight starts in which everything ...

Tanaka relishing dream matchup with Ichiro

Jun 15, 2015

Tanaka relishing dream matchup with Ichiro

Masahiro Tanaka is eagerly awaiting his chance to finally face his boyhood hero Ichiro Suzuki on Monday as the New York Yankees right-hander readies himself to face the Miami Marlins. “I’ve been looking forward to this, I followed him since I was little when ...

Razor-sharp Tanaka outduels Scherzer

Jun 10, 2015

Razor-sharp Tanaka outduels Scherzer

Masahiro Tanaka outlasted former Cy Young Award-winner Max Scherzer to post his fourth win as the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Tuesday. Tanaka (4-1) allowed a run on five hits in an efficient seven-pitch outing at Yankee Stadium in which ...

Tanaka impresses in return

Jun 4, 2015

Tanaka impresses in return

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka made a dominant return from the disabled list on Wednesday, pitching seven innings of one-run ball and picking up the win as New York beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1. Tanaka, coming back from tendinitis in his wrist and a strained ...

May 28, 2015

Tanaka yields three runs in three innings in rehab start

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka had a shaky second rehab assignment Wednesday but said he had no physical issues after tossing three innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders against the Pawtucket Red Sox. Tanaka was scheduled to throw 65 pitches, but ended up throwing ...

May 19, 2015

Tanaka works out in bullpen

The New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka threw 29 pitches Monday in his third bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list, and is scheduled to make his first rehab start on Thursday. The Yankees made the announcement Monday, when Tanaka worked out at ...

May 9, 2015

Tanaka working toward recovery

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka played catch for a second straight day on Friday and said he was moving in the right direction after being placed on the disabled list with right arm issues. Tanaka completed 25 throws from 60 feet and 25 ...

May 8, 2015

Tanaka throws for first time since being placed on 15-day DL

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka on Thursday practiced throwing for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with right wrist tendinitis and a mildly strained forearm on April 28. Tanaka made 50 throws from 18.2 meters (60 feet) before the ...

Tanaka out for month at least

Apr 29, 2015

Tanaka out for month at least

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is going to be out at least a month because of tendinitis in his right wrist and a mild right forearm strain. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night during New York’s 4-2 win over Tampa Bay that tests showed ...

Tanaka excels against Rays

Apr 19, 2015

Tanaka excels against Rays

Faced with questions about his elbow and his velocity this season, Masahiro Tanaka put together his best performance against the Tampa Bay Rays. Tanaka allowed two hits over seven innings, Chris Young hit a grand slam and the New York Yankees routed the Rays ...

Tanaka earns first victory as A-Rod, Yankees pound BoSox

Apr 13, 2015

Tanaka earns first victory as A-Rod, Yankees pound BoSox

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka earned his first win of the season on Sunday as the Yankees bats awoke in a 14-4 whipping of the Boston Red Sox. Tanaka (1-1) was a little sharper than in his opening day debut, particularly with his ...

Tanaka gets shelled by Blue Jays on Opening Day

Apr 7, 2015

Tanaka gets shelled by Blue Jays on Opening Day

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka yielded five runs — four earned — and five hits in four innings as the Opening Day starter on Monday, taking the loss in a 6-1 home defeat to the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old Tanaka is the ...