Tanaka begins training as a Yankee

Feb 14, 2014

Tanaka begins training as a Yankee

Masahiro Tanaka shed the dark business suit and put on a gray Yankees T-shirt and blue shorts. Time to get to work. After agreeing to a $155 million, seven-year contract on Jan. 22 and chartering from Tokyo to New York in a 787 for ...

Yankees captain Jeter to retire after 2014 season

Feb 13, 2014

Yankees captain Jeter to retire after 2014 season

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season “with absolutely no regrets,” ending one of the greatest careers in the history of baseball’s most storied franchise. The 39-year-old New York captain posted a long letter on his Facebook page Wednesday saying ...

Yankees introduce Tanaka at news conference

Feb 12, 2014

Yankees introduce Tanaka at news conference

The latest high-priced addition to the New York Yankees stood on the dais in front of a large news conference, put on his pinstriped jersey with No. 19 and smiled. “Hello. My name is Masahiro Tanaka,” he said slowly in English. “I’m very happy ...

Feb 9, 2014

Pitcher Tanaka leaves for New York

High-priced right-hander Masahiro Tanaka departed on Sunday for New York to begin his major league career. Because of the heavy snowfall that blanketed the Tokyo area the day before, it took the former Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles ace 8½ hours to go from the ...

Feb 7, 2014

Yankees to unveil Tanaka on Tuesday

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who signed a seven-year deal worth $155 million with the New York Yankees last month, will be unveiled at a news conference on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, it was learned Friday. Tanaka, who went 24-0 last season to help pitch the ...

Jeter bats outside, fields position for first time since last year

Feb 4, 2014

Jeter bats outside, fields position for first time since last year

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has taken on-field batting practice for the first time since his 2013 season was cut short by injuries. Jeter hit with authority to all fields during a five-round, 39-swing session Monday at the Yankees’ minor league complex. Jeter ...

Feb 1, 2014

Yanks ask for help with Tanaka's visa

The New York Yankees have called on New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to speed up Masahiro Tanaka’s visa application, so he will be on time for spring training, the New York Daily News reported in its online edition Friday. Pitchers and catchers are to ...

Jan 30, 2014

Tanaka says goodbye to former Rakuten teammates

Masahiro Tanaka bid farewell to his former Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles teammates on Thursday ahead of the club’s departure for spring training in Okinawa. Tanaka, who just signed a seven-year deal with the New York Yankees worth $155 million, has been working out at ...

Jeter goes throughfirst workout on field

Jan 21, 2014

Jeter goes throughfirst workout on field

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has resumed on-field work for the first time since his 2013 season was cut short. The Yankees captain hit off a tee in a batting cage and fielded 108 grounders on the grass in front of the infield ...

Arbitrator rules A-Rod banned for 2014 season, playoffs

Jan 12, 2014

Arbitrator rules A-Rod banned for 2014 season, playoffs

Alex Rodriguez was dealt the most severe punishment in the history of baseball’s drug agreement when an arbitrator ruled the New York Yankees third baseman is suspended for the entire 2014 season as a result of a drug investigation by Major League Baseball. The ...