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High-schooler Anraku 1st in Japan baseball draft

TOKYO (AP) High school pitching star Tomohiro Anraku was chosen first overall in Nippon Professional Baseball's amateur draft on Thursday and was headed to the former team of New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. The Yakult Swallows and Rakuten Eagles selected Anraku with the first and second picks respectively, and the Eagles won a lottery for the highly touted 17-year...
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Yankees' Tanaka Passes First Test In Return From Disabled List

That sudden gust of wind coming from the Bronx on Sunday afternoon was Yankees Universe, from the front office down to the fans, exhaling as Masahiro Tanaka walked off the mound with his right elbow still intact. As Bernadette pointed out yesterday, the real test will be how Tanaka feels in the days after his start, but it was a definite relief to see him back on a major league...
Via Lady At The Bat
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka successful in return from injury

Your browser does not support iframes. For the first time since July 8, New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka took the mound today. Tanaka, coming off of a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, had a good outing in his first action in over 10 weeks. Facing the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, Tanaka got into a groove after giving up a first inning...
Via Sports-Glory
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka throws five scoreless, Yankees lose simulated game

New York Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka tossed five innings of scoreless ball in a simulated game this afternoon, but as in real games, the Bombers went on to lose.Tanaka, who has been trying to avoid surgery for a partially torn UCL, threw 65 pitches and allowed six hits while striking out four batters according to multiple beat writers. YES reporter Meredith Marakovits reported...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: 3 reasons Masahiro Tanaka is a double-edged sword

The New York Yankees began this season with arguably one of the team’s most talented players yet. Masahiro Tanaka is without-a-doubt a star pitcher for the Yankees this season, but unfortunately he’s been one of their biggest downfalls as well. His arm: Tanaka’s arm is obviously the reason he’s playing for the New York Yankees right now. With 12 Ws under his belt and his...
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Shut Down Masahiro Tanaka

In the midst of their current playoff push, the New York Yankees have been dealt a potentially excruciating blow. The New York Yankees have announced that rehabing starting pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka has been shut down due to “general soreness” in his right arm. This news comes on the heels of Tanaka’s 49 pitch simulated game […]
Via On-Base Talk
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
August 24, 2014  |  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...
August 18, 2014  |  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...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

"Tanaka's bad call costs Yankees a game?" Are you kidding me? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Today's Gammonitic talking points are that Masahiro Tanaka's decision to throw Mike Napoli a fastball is why the Yankees lost last night's game. What a crock. What. A. Crock!Seriously. Even amoung the modern standards of artistic crockiness, which surpass levels historically unparalleled by the crocking crockers of crockery, this is one supremely crock-intense crock...
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