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New York Yankees: will Tanaka’s return push team to playoffs?

Finally the New York Yankees are making progress towards an October full of baseball. There’s hope to see one of their best pitchers make a healthy comeback in September and maybe he can help the bullpen get back to the outstanding pitching we’ve seen come from the Bronx Bombers once before. Masahiro Tanaka has been out since July when he suffered a partially torn ligament in...
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Yankees Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka expected back in September

As he progresses through each step in his rehab, it appears more and more likely that New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka will avoid Tommy John surgery and return to the mound this season as he recovers from his partially-torn UCL in his right elbow. Tanaka passed his latest test by throwing an abbreviated simulated game Saturday without any issues.#453932066 / gettyimages...
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Yankees Better Off Shutting Down Masahiro Tanaka, Than Risk Further Injury

Masahiro Tanaka (left) is in the process of returning to the field for the Yankees – Mandatory Credit: Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images via Masahiro Tanaka has been everything to the New York Yankees’ rotation this season. Signing on to a lucrative deal this past winter, Tanaka – who was projected to be a fourth or fifth starter at the beginning of the ball year – ultimately...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stakes are high for the New York Yankees

With pressure from owner Hal Steinbrenner, the New York Yankees are facing one of their toughest seasons yet. “They’ve got to step it up and they know it,” Steinbrenner said before the Yankees faced rival Baltimore Orioles last week. The team took what he said and used it as motivation as they won two out of their three game series against the Tampa Bay Rays and slid into second...
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Yankees Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka feels no discomfort after bullpen session

New York Yankees right hander Masahiro Tanaka reported no pain or discomfort in his elbow after throwing 25 fastballs off a bullpen mound Saturday morning at Tropicana Field. His next step is another session, this time with breaking balls, after a chance to rest, and chances look a little better that he will get to pitch again in 2014. Masahiro Tanaka threw fastballs off a mound...
Via MLB Injury News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Ace Masahiro Tanaka Throwing, Hopes To Return By End Of September

New York Yankees’ ace Masahiro Tanaka will throw from the mound on Saturday for the first time since his July 8 start against the Cleveland Indians. Tanaka, who is slated to throw 25 pitches at Tropicana Field, is continuing to rehab a partial tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament. The Yankees are hopeful that the 25-year-old can return for two or three starts in the majors...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka to throw first bullpen session

Credit: Getty Images Regardless of where the Yankees are right now in the standings, it’s not stopping Masahiro Tanaka from his rehab process. So far so good, after the platelet injection and about week of light outfield throwing sessions Tanaka continues to feel no pain. Now the Yankees will allow Tanaka to throw off the mound tomorrow. He is scheduled to throw a 25-pitch, fastball...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka still hoping to return this season

getty images On Wednesday New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro threw ten pitches from the stretch. Tanaka’s throwing session came on flat ground at Camden Yards with pitching coach Larry Rothschild catching. The Yankees and Tanaka are hoping that the right hander can avoid Tommy John surgery. Tanaka has been trying to rehab a small tear of the ulnar collateral ligament with an eye...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees still actively making moves

The New York Yankees are all business. Even though the trade deadline closed, general manager Brian Cashman is still restless and making moves. The latest move was giving a waiver claim assignment to reliever Matt Thornton, who will be replaced by lefty Rich Hill, who is coming up from the Minors. Hill made his first appearance last night in the 11th inning of the second game of...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees should continue to be cautious with Tanaka

Rich Schultz/Getty Images) The Yankees are still hoping that Masahiro Tanaka can return, but are still playing it safe with their words. Yesterday was big day for Tanaka, who picked up a ball for the first time since being shutdown on July 9 with a partial UCL tear in his pitching elbow. Tanaka tossed the ball around lightly in the outfield yesterday, throwing 25 pitches at 60 feet...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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