MASAHIRO TANAKA NEWS

Tanaka: 'Want to be cautious'

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka's attempt to return from a torn elbow ligament without undergoing Tommy John surgery hit a roadblock Friday when the New York Yankees announced he would return to New York ahead of the team with what was termed as "general soreness'' in his pitching arm. "I want to be a little bit cautious. I haven't been throwing for a couple...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees ace Tanaka sent back to New York with arm soreness

  Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is being sent back to New York because of general soreness in his right arm. Tanaka said before Friday night's game in Toronto that he wanted to be cautious. He hasn't pitched in a game since July 8 as he recovers from a partial tear in his elbow. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it would be ''maybe a week'' before Tanaka...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees ace Tanaka sent home with general soreness

TORONTO (AP) Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is being sent back to New York because of general soreness in his right arm. Tanaka said before Friday night's game in Toronto that he wanted to be cautious. He hasn't pitched in a game since July 8 as he recovers from a partial tear in his elbow. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it would be ''maybe a week''...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka’s rehab hits a snag

Everyone was under the assumption that Masahrio Tanaka’s rehab was coming along fine, he recently threw a 49-pitch simulated game without apparent issue. But now things have hit a temporary road block, via Sweeny Murti the Yankees have said that Tanaka is experiencing “general arm soreness,” and the current rehab plans have been put on hold. Not sure exactly what that means...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka experiencing 'normal arm soreness'

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka threw a 49-pitch simulated game in which he used all his pitches Thursday morning. Tanaka first reported only normal arm soreness that one could expect after pitching. In fact, CBS Sports.com's Dayan Perry said that Tanaka felt well. Jack Curry of YES Network, though, noted that Tanaka has returned to New York for arm strengthening...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Phillies president and CEO to take leave of absence

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Thursday, Aug. 28.  Top Stories: The Phillies announced major organizational news, as general owner, president, and CEO David...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Stores: Phillies president and CEO to take leave of absence

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Thursday, Aug. 28.  Top Stories: The Phillies announced major organizational news, as general owner, president, and CEO David...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Blue Jays (8/29/14)

Chris Capuano (0-2, 4.21 ERA) is still hunting for his first win in pinstripes, he will try against Mark Buehrle (11-8, 3.41 ERA) and the Blue Jays. Capuano’s last start was a quality one against the White Sox. He went six innings allowing three runs. His Yankees debut was against the Blue on July 26, he took a no decision in six innings of two run ball. Buehrle pitched...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka throws 49 pitches in simulated game

  New York Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka threw 49 pitches in a simulated game Thursday and did not report any unusual pain as he recovers from a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. The Japanese right-hander is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in his first season in the majors, but he hasn't pitched since July 8. Manager Joe Girardi says Tanaka didn't shy away from any of his...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Tanaka throws simulated game

DETROIT (AP) New York Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka threw 49 pitches in a simulated game Thursday and did not report any unusual pain as he recovers from a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. The Japanese right-hander is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in his first season in the majors, but he hasn't pitched since July 8. Manager Joe Girardi says Tanaka didn't shy away from...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka takes big step toward September return

The New York Yankees are optimistic that ace Masahiro Tanaka can return to help them in the pennant race in September after watching his performance Thursday morning in his first big test. Tanaka used all of his pitches without any signs of discomfort in a 49-pitch simulated game. He has been sidelined since July 8 with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka throws sim game, potential early September return

The Yankees are eyeing a possible early mid-September return for their injured ace Masahiro Tanaka. This morning he threw another successful simulated game today that included all of his pitches, and looked pretty comfortable out there. He threw a 49-pitch outing to infielder Brendan Ryan, who actually batted from both sides of the plate according to ESPN New York. Manager Joe Girardi...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka throws simulated game

getty images New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka threw a simulated game on Thursday morning at Comerica Park. Tanaka, 25, is attempting to return to the mound this season after being diagnosed with a torn UCL. The rookie import is hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery. Joe Girardi pleased with Tanaka's outing and says he would return only as a starter and not in relief...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Are the Yankees Still in Playoff Contention?

Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman must be sorcerers. That can be the only explanation for the New York Yankees’ ability to hang around the periphery of American League playoff contention. Their rotation lost starters CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, and Ivan Nova for the season, and only recently got Michael Pineda back from the 60-day disabled list. Outfielder Alfonso Soriano was...
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3 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka to throw simulated game Thursday

The New York Yankees improved to 66-61 on the season following a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. At seven games out in the division and three and a half games out in the wild card race, the Yankees remain in striking distance of a playoff spot. To make a run the rest of the way, the Yankees need a healthy roster. The good news is that pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees considering six-man rotation when Masahiro Tanaka returns

ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand writes that the Yankees are considering moving to a six-man rotation whenever Masahiro Tanaka is activated from the disabled list in September. Not only that, but the Yankees could stick with the six-man rotation in 2015 as well. Tanaka, who has been sidelined since July 9 with a partial tear of the UCL in his right elbow, threw 35 pitches over...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees pitcher Tanaka tests elbow against batters, feels good

NEW YORK -- Masahiro Tanaka says his injured elbow felt fine after facing batters for the first time in more than a month. New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild and manager Joe Girardi were pleased with Japanese All-Star's 35-pitch effort Saturday morning. Tanaka has been trying to work his way back from a partial ligament tear in his right elbow rather than face season...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka tests elbow against batters, feels good

NEW YORK (AP) Masahiro Tanaka says his injured elbow felt fine after facing batters for the first time in more than a month. New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild and manager Joe Girardi were pleased with Japanese All-Star's 35-pitch effort Saturday morning. Tanaka has been trying to work his way back from a partial ligament tear in his right elbow rather than face...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka to face live batters Saturday

Credit Getty Images While the Yankees could be dead out of the playoff race, the team remains optimistic about the return of their ace Masahiro Tanaka. After throwing a 35-pitch bullpen yesterday that included his splitter and slider, Tanaka is now scheduled to face live hitters as early as Saturday. According to ESPN New York, Tanaka will throw what looks to be a live batting practice...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka ‘absolutely’ thinks elbow injury is behind him

All that remains in the mind of Masahiro Tanaka is rebuilding arm strength. If it were up to Tanaka, the Yankees would stamp “Healed” on his forehead and just count the days until he pitches again. Fortunately, such decisions are not up to the individual. Tanaka, who last pitched July 8, believes he is healthy after a 35-pitch session Wednesday when he worked in breaking balls...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees, Cubs most interested in Jon Lester?

The Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox agreed to a trade that sent star pitcher Jon Lester to Oakland just a few weeks ago, and he has already helped out the Athletics’ rotation. He will be a free agent this coming offseason, and it has been reported that he will explore the market and see what else is out there before deciding where to sign. According to a report from CBS Sports...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka throws 35-pitch bullpen session

  Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 35 pitches in his second bullpen session as he tries to return to the New York Yankees this season. The rookie ace from Japan threw fastballs, breaking balls and five splitters Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. He says he felt a little rusty, but his elbow is fine and now it's just a matter of rebuilding arm strength and getting sharp. Tanaka went on...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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