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 ...

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 ...