TAMPA, FLORIDA – New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 48 pitches over three innings in his first simulated game since being sidelined three weeks by a strained right and left hamstring.
Tanaka faced minor leaguers Friday at the Yankees’ spring training complex in Tampa, Florida. He struck out four during the hitless outing.
When asked how it went, Tanaka said “very good” in English.
“I was able to throw with force and use all my pitches,” Tanaka added through a translator “So, I feel good about it.”
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