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After rainout, Tanaka tabbed for opener vs. A's

One of Aaron Judge's first experiences in a Major League clubhouse came prior to an Athletics-Yankees game, as the Linden, Calif., native was invited to take batting practice with his new organization after being selected in the first round of the 2013 Draft. For the first time in his career, he will have the opportunity to face the A's for real on Friday, when the clubs open a three...
7 hours ago

Masahiro Tanaka mystery: Is this the start he gets back on track?

Masahiro Tanaka said he feels fine physically and he has been working with pitching coach Larry Rothschild about fixing what’s gone so horribly wrong for much of this season — and especially his last two outings. One thing the right-hander is sure of, though, is that the fact he could opt out of his contract...
Via New York Post
19 hours ago

Tanaka aiming to deliver series win vs. Royals

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will hope to end his daytime struggles when he faces the Royals in Thursday's series finale at the Stadium. Tanaka will be opposed by rookie righty Miguel Almonte, who will be making his first Major League start.
23 hours ago

Joe Girardi has interesting reason why no medical scans for Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi gave a unique answer when the media asked him about Masahiro Tanaka. The question was raised about whether the team had sent him for any “scans” to see if anything was wrong with him health wise considering his recent regression.“There isn’t,” Girardi said, per Newsday’s Eric Boland. “You just don’t scan people, you just don...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Masahiro Tanaka is doing to get out of ‘deep hole’

Masahiro Tanaka has spent nearly all of his entire adult life in control on the mound, dominating hitters on two different continents. Now, the struggling right-hander is somewhere he’s never been. “I feel like I’m in a sort of deep hole,” Tanaka said through an interpreter. “But I can’t just put my head down. I...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Tanaka healthy, focused on shaking slump

Masahiro Tanaka said that his last two starts qualify as one of the worst slumps of his career, but the Yankees right-hander maintains that he is healthy and will spend the next few days focusing on how to produce better results against the Royals on Thursday.
3 days ago

New York Yankees: What has happened to Masahiro Tanaka?

The New York Yankees have had a successful first quarter of their 2017 season, but one key contributor has not performed up to his high expectations thus far.  Masahiro Tanaka currently holds a 6.56 earned run average, with 35 runs surrendered in just 48 innings across nine starts.  His fielding independent pitching numbers do not paint a better picture, as his 6.07 FIP show that...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Time to Take Masahiro Tanaka’s struggles seriously

The month of May has certainly not been kind to New York Yankees top-line starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. He currently has a 2-2 record in the month, to go along with a not-so-dazzling 10.50 ERA. This disastrous month has, without a doubt, been a surprise to all involved with the Yankees organization. When Tanaka threw a complete game shutout against the Boston Red Sox on April...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe Girardi on Tanaka: "No split, no slider"

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks about the struggles of Masahiro Tanaka, after the starting pitcher got hit hard in the second game of a doubleheader on Derek Jeter night at Yankee Stadium.
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller has tear in his UCL, flexor strain

The news on Shelby Miller is not great.The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher has a tear in his UCL and a flexor strain, according to’s Steve Gilbert. Miller, 26, left his Sunday start with forearm tightness. He was subsequently placed on the DL and underwent an MRI.The Diamondbacks wanted to get as much information as possible on Miller, so they had him get three medical opinions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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