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 ...

Tanaka expects speed to be down this year

Apr 5, 2015

Tanaka expects speed to be down this year

New York Yankees opening day starter Masahiro Tanaka says his fastball speed could be down this season as he makes adjustments to the way he throws. “I’m trying to establish a certain pitching style for me this year, so maybe it isn’t the wisest ...

Tanaka raring to go ahead of new season

Apr 1, 2015

Tanaka raring to go ahead of new season

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4⅓ innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Tanaka struck out one and gave up a solo home run to Eduardo Escobar. ...

Tanaka set to start on opening day for Yanks

Mar 25, 2015

Tanaka set to start on opening day for Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka is lined up to start the Yankees’ opener against Toronto on April 6, which would end CC Sabathia’s streak of six straight opening-day starts for New York. “Absolutely, it will be a great honor to be able to pitch opening day,” Tanaka ...

Tanaka makes strong start in spring debut against Braves

Mar 13, 2015

Tanaka makes strong start in spring debut against Braves

New York ace Masahiro Tanaka sparkled in his spring training debut, a Yankees’ 3-2 win over Atlanta on Thursday night in which Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected after one pitch by his starter. Tanaka was perfect in two quick innings, striking out two. ...

Mar 3, 2015

Tanaka faces hitters for first time this spring

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka faced hitters for the first time in spring training Monday, testing out a full arsenal of pitches as he tries to regain his feeling for playing in the big leagues. The $155 million starting pitcher, in his second ...

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 ...