KENSUKE TANAKA RUMORS

Rangers add ex-teammate of Darvish, 2 others

The Rangers have agreed to minor league contracts with infielder Kensuke Tanaka (kin-SOO-kay teh-NAH-kuh) and pitchers Ryan Feierabend (FEAR-ahh-bend) and Daniel McCutchen. Tanaka, who made his major league debut at 32 with San Francisco last season, will be in major league camp along with Feierabend. Tanaka was a teammate of Texas right-hander Yu Darvish in Japan's Pacific...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kensuke Tanaka makes spectacular catch in Giants debut

It didn't take long for Kensuke Tanaka to make a big impression during his MLB debut Tuesday night. The San Francisco Giants leftfielder also left a little mark on the left field wall after robbing the New York Mets' Andrew Brown of hit in the second-inning with this spectacular catch. Your browser does not support iframes.
Via The Other Paper
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants transactions: Kensuke Tanaka makes major-league debut, w/GIF

A team grasping at straws, the Giants made two moves before Tuesday’s game against the Mets. First, they placed Hector Sanchez on the disabled list with an injury I care less about than Phish cares about brevity. Mike Kickham gets his third trip to the big-league roster to replace the Giants’ third catcher. But the bizarre move was the call-up of Kensuke Tanaka, the Japanese...

Francoeur, Tanaka and More Tuesday Giants Roster Moves

Just your average Tuesday as the San Francisco Giants made a flurry of roster moves before tonight’s starting lineup was announced at AT&T Park. As earlier reported, the Giants signed Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract. The outfielder will report to triple-A Fresno and start in left field tonight for the Grizzlies. Francoeur hit .208 (38-for-183) with three home runs...
Via BaySportsNet
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

On the Farm: Newcomers Tanaka, Vogt fit in nicely

The San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s are struggling right now. A combined 0-4 record over the last two days has been a downer for Bay Area baseball fans, as they have been outscored 33-16. However, there are a couple new prospects in their farm systems who are performing quite well. Kensuke Tanaka – 2B, Fresno Grizzlies This guy has been a real surprise for the Grizzlies...
Via Seed Spitters
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Kensuke Tanaka Utility Job, Conor Gillaspie Traded, Starting Rotation

Tomorrow (Saturday) is the first Cactus League game for the San Francisco Giants. Manager Bruce Bochy will likely get the World Baseball Classic guys a lot of game time early on. He wants them to be ready to go when they part ways for the WBC. Once they’re gone a lot of young guys will get plenty of playing time to show off their skills. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says ...

SF Giants Rumors: Pablo Sandoval, Kensuke Tanaka, and Sergio Romo Update

With the 49ers all over the news in the Bay Area (which, I have no problem with); it’s hard for some of us to get our baseball fix. We’re still finding ways to dig up San Francisco Giants news for you die-hard fans like me! John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle points out that Pablo Sandoval was named the MVP of the Venezuelan championship series. I’m sure that MVP trophy...

Japanese Invasion, Sort Of

I admit it: I’ve been one of those guys hoping for the Giants to dive into the Japanese market for players for a while. It’s a big risk: for the best players, there’s a big ‘Posting fee’ that the team would have to pay before even being able to negotiate a salary, but it’s an enticing one.  It’s not just because that Japanese players are an untapped market (it’s...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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