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 ...

Sep 29, 2015

Tanaka set for return to rotation

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has been slated to pitch on Wednesday for the first time since he strained his right hamstring on Sept. 18. Tanaka skipped his last start and had felt discomfort after a bullpen session last Friday, but was cleared ...

Sep 26, 2015

Tanaka completes 31-pitch bullpen session

Masahiro Tanaka threw 31 pitches in a bullpen session Friday, and the New York Yankees right-hander said he thinks he can return to the rotation this season despite a strained right hamstring. Speaking through a translator, Tanaka said he was able to throw all ...

Yankees hopeful injured Tanaka can return next week

Sep 22, 2015

Yankees hopeful injured Tanaka can return next week

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday he believes right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will be healthy enough to return to action next week after suffering a hamstring injury. Tanaka (12-7) was scheduled to start against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday but will miss ...

Tanaka to miss next start with strained hamstring

Sep 21, 2015

Tanaka to miss next start with strained hamstring

So much for that pitching plan the Yankees had for Toronto. Masahiro Tanaka has a strained right hamstring and won’t make his scheduled start for New York this week during a crucial series at the Blue Jays. The right-hander was hurt running to first ...