Tanaka looks sharp in first simulated game

Mar 3, 2016

Tanaka looks sharp in first simulated game

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka overwhelmed minor leaguers in his first simulated game of the spring camp on Wednesday, striking out five of six batters with his 30 pitches. “It was better than I was expecting. I’m satisfied,” said Tanaka, who started with ...

New father Tanaka envisions 'special year' with Yankees

Feb 19, 2016

New father Tanaka envisions 'special year' with Yankees

A day before the start of his third spring training with the New York Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka foresaw a special season ahead following the birth of his first child. Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, a day before the Yankees’ pitchers and catchers ...

Feb 16, 2016

Tanaka's wife gives birth to baby boy

Masahiro Tanaka is now a dad, the New York Yankees said Monday. Tanaka’s wife, TV personality Mai Satoda, gave birth to a baby boy weighing 3,360 grams Monday afternoon, the Yankees said. Tanaka flew back to New York from the team’s spring training facility ...

Tanaka throws from mound for first time since surgery

Feb 14, 2016

Tanaka throws from mound for first time since surgery

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka threw from the mound on Saturday for the first time since undergoing elbow surgery in October. Tanaka, who had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow, worked out behind closed doors after previously throwing from flat ...

Yankees pitcher Tanaka feels healthy

Feb 13, 2016

Yankees pitcher Tanaka feels healthy

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, says he feels perfectly healthy but isn’t sure when he’ll make his first regular-season start. “Can’t really say,” Tanaka said through a ...

Oct 21, 2015

Yankees pitcher Tanaka has elbow surgery to remove bone spur

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The team said Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek operated on Tanaka at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday and that typical recovery time includes six ...

Tanaka falls in playoff debut

Oct 7, 2015

Tanaka falls in playoff debut

Masahiro Tanaka’s first foray into the major league postseason was a wild one as poor control haunted him in the New York Yankees’ 3-0 wildcard playoff loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Tanaka allowed two runs in five innings to take the loss, ...

Tanaka ready for MLB playoff debut

Oct 6, 2015

Tanaka ready for MLB playoff debut

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka said Monday he is eager to take the mound for his first postseason start as a major leaguer. Two years after he led the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to its only pennant in the Pacific League and followed ...

Tanaka to start Yankees' wild-card game against Astros

Oct 5, 2015

Tanaka to start Yankees' wild-card game against Astros

Masahiro Tanaka has been named to start Tuesday’s American League wild-card playoff game for the New York Yankees against the Houston Astros, manager Joe Girardi said Sunday. “He is pitching,” Girardi said. “That was the guy we were planning on pitching in that one-game ...