Tommy John More Likely For Evil Ones' Tanaka

(AP Photo)Ten days after getting a "platelet-rich plasma injection", Yankee starter Masahiro Tanaka is still feeling "discomfort" in his pitching elbow. Earlier this season, Tanaka was found to have a small tear in his right ulnar collateral ligament. The Bronx Embalmer 'braintrust' opted for six weeks of rest and rehabilitation over immediate Tommy John...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Dodgers about to dump Dan Haren?

Before Dan Haren signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, rumors still persisted that the team was intent on landing Masahiro Tanaka. He knew that Chad Billingsley was on the comeback trail. There was a pretty good chance he'd be looking over his shoulder at some point in the season if he wasn't performing well. Funny thing is, even though Tanaka landed with the New York Yankees...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka feeling only marginal improvement

Masahiro Tanaka is still reporting discomfort in his right elbow, 10 days after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection, but the Yankees are still hopeful to have the right-hander return to the big league mound this season. Tanaka was diagnosed with a small tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament earlier this month. Three doctors recommended a six-week rehab program instead...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka showing 'marginal improvement'

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka received a platelet-rich plasma injection on July 14 in hopes to reduce pain and swelling in his right elbow. Tanaka, though, is still feeling discomfort in the elbow. The Yankees, however, continue their optimism that Tanaka will will return to the mound by September.#452234830 /'s Bryan Hoch and Jake Kring-Schreifels...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka still has elbow pain

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday that Masahiro Tanaka, the ace of his pitching staff, is still feeling discomfort in his pitching elbow despite not having picked up a baseball since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection 10 days ago. Speaking on ESPN New York 98.7 FM's "The Michael Kay Show," Cashman gave the following update on Tanaka...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fearing his season may be over, strippers offer to provide therapy to Masahiro Tanaka

New York, NY -- New York strippers are afraid. Afraid that Masahiro Tanaka's season may be over. And they'd like to give him one last shot. "I love Tanaka," proclaimed Emma, a busty blonde beauty who dances at the famous Rick's Cabaret NYC gentlemen's club (the official gentlemen's club of Bob's Blitz) in New York City. "He is the Yankees only...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NYC Strippers Want To Help Masahiro Tanaka With Rehab

  6 X $22,000,000 + one season at $23,000,000  = $155,000,000.  That’s what the Yankees owe Masahiro Tanaka over the next seven years…
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish Pushes for a Six-Man Rotation

Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka, old friends and rivals from both the Pacific League in Japan and the American League, met in the tunnel underneath Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon and chatted. The men have much in common. Both were highly successful in Japan, and both converted that into success in Major League Baseball. The big difference now, though, is that while Darvish has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Predicting the second half

It’s hard to imagine the second half of the season being any worse than it already has been for the New York Yankees. Injuries plague the team and an unstable lineup don’t make things any easier. So there’s nowhere to go but up, right? A bad omen has already opened up the beginning of the second half with the injury of ace Masahiro Tanaka, who gave the team hope throughout the...
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Tanaka still in pain, but hoping rehab will be enough

Less than two hours before it was announced that CC Sabathia would have season-ending knee surgery, Masahiro Tanaka remained optimistic he would not have to undergo a procedure of his own. Tanaka, who was discovered to have a slight tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament following a start at Cleveland on July 8, said he isn’t sure when, or if, he will pitch again this season...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees, Red Sox headed for historic disappointment

With the second half of the regular season now upon us and the trade deadline just around the corner, speculation regarding baseball’s playoff picture will soon give way to the harsh realities of the 162-game grind, and for the first time in nearly two decades both the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees appear headed for an uneventful finish. Less than a year removed from a world...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Do you think the Yankees will make the 2014 postseason?

The New York Yankees have 68 games, 41 at home and 27 on the road, left in the 2014 regular season. Right now, the Yankees are 47-47, five games back in the AL East compared to 3.5 games in the wild card. This leaves the Yankees in striking distance to get a postseason berth, but things have to improve. The Yankees will have to get better without ace Masahiro Tanaka for at least...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

At the break: Expectations flipped in topsy-turvy AL East

Remember when the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays were considered preseason favorites to make the playoffs again? Expectations in the American League East have flipped going into the season's second half. The Rays and Red Sox are in fourth and fifth place in the division, respectively, and only Tampa Bay appears to have hopes to climb from the AL East's depths, though its...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What The Masahiro Tanaka Injury Means For The Yankees

In a year that’s been filled with season-ending Tommy John surgeries, it seems one more star will undergo the operation. Masahiro Tanaka learned last week that he has a partially torn UCL in his right elbow and will likely require Tommy John. Tanaka has decided to go through a 6-week rehabilitation process in order to hopefully avoid surgery. If this fails, Tanaka will need surgery...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

OJTB: Yankees Drop Rain-Shortened Rubber Game at Baltimore

A recap of Sunday night’s rubber game is followed by notes highlighting the set’s first two contests. At Camden Yards on Sunday night, the Baltimore Orioles won a rain-shortened game against the Yankees by 3-1. The game was called with nobody out in the bottom of the fifth inning following a two-hour rain delay. Baltimore (52-42) leads the third-place Yankees (47-47) by five...
Via One Jet At A Time
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Growing concern over pitchers’ health may deflate market

In a one-week period, the Yankees learned CC Sabathia might need a micro-fracture knee surgery that leaves his career in peril, and Masahiro Tanaka might require Tommy John surgery that would cost him the rest of this season and, at least, most of next year. Those revelations were most devastating to the Yankees, of course. But it also is hurting Max Scherzer and Jon Lester. They...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 94: Rain shortens first half finale

New York Yankees 1 — Baltimore Orioles 3 (5 innings) The Yankees end the first half of the season with a rain-shortened finale. The Yankees got some instant offense to open their game against Orioles’ starter Kevin Gausman. Brett Gardner led off with his ninth home run of the season. One batter and one run for the Yankees.The Yankees would manage just three hits through the remainder...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka’s Injury and the Tommy John Epidemic

New York Yankees fans were dealt a devastating blow last night when Brian Cashman announced that Masahiro Tanaka has a partial tear of his Ulnar Collateral Ligament. After flying to Seattle to see three separate orthopedic surgeons, Tanaka was informed of his UCL tear and it was recommended that he start a six week rehab program. The news of Tanaka’s injury drastically changes...
Via TopSportsReport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Deadline: The market for starting pitching

Masahiro Tanaka, C.C. Sabathia, Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda. That's a list of starting pitchers the New York Yankees have had miss time due to injury this season. Tanaka recently went on the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, writes Sports Injury Alert's Darius Austin.The Yankees have tried to make their starting rotation functional with all of those...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka Apologizes To New York Yankees, Fans For Being Injured

BALTIMORE – New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka accepts his elbow injury as “a challenge” and vows to return soon to help the team win. Tanaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA after spending seven years in Japan’s Pacific League. Tanaka, who hopes to avoid...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka Issues Apology

Rich Schultz/Getty Images)Coming off the heels of the devastating news Yankee fans and players received last night, Masahiro Tanaka stepped up this afternoon in a classy move and issued an official apology to the Yankee universe. As recently announced from the team, I will be going through some treatment and rehab on my injured elbow over the next several weeks. I give everything...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka apologizes to Yankees for elbow injury

Masahiro Tanaka just threw his name into the hat for teammate of the year after writing a sincere apology to fans and his team after suffering a partially torn ligament in his elbow this week.The injury is expected to sideline Tanaka for at least six weeks while the Yankees try to move on in their bid for the playoffs without him. The Japanese hurler will try to rehab his elbow,...
Via Bush League Chronicle
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka apologizes to Yankees for injury

New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka apologized Friday to his team, teammates and fans for missing time because of a partially torn ligament in his right elbow. “I give everything I have every time I take the ball. With that, I also know that there will always be a risk of injury when playing this game that I love. Right now I feel that the most important thing for me is to keep...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Acquire Left-Hander Jeff Francis From Oakland Athletics

It didn’t take long for the New York Yankees to acquire much-needed pitching help. A day after right-hander Masahiro Tanaka learned he had a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament and possibly could need Tommy John surgery, New York traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Jeff Francis for a player to be named later. Francis was recently designated for assignment by the...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Tanaka out for at least 6 weeks

And another one bites the dust. New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is out for at least 6 weeks due to a partial tear in his UCL. Of course this happened. Fourth starting pitcher out due to injury. It’s so disappointing, especially now since Tanaka was like a gift from God. He was the Yankees’ prized possession this season, the player they came to depend on, their go-to guy...
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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