Masahiro Tanaka

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Jays Spoil Yankees Opening Day

By HOWIE RUMBERG   AP Baseball Writer   NEW YORK (AP) _ Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 Monday in Alex Rodriguez’s […]

04/06/2015

Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Yanks’ Masahiro Tanaka Throws For 34 Minutes On Level Ground

Masahiro Tanaka threw for 34 minutes on level ground in his first workout of the year at the New York Yankees’ minor league complex.

02/17/2015

9. New York Yankees (39-35)

Yankees Looking At Weekend Return For Tanaka

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees’ rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two month. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the Japanese right-hander tentatively is […]

09/16/2014

ST PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 16:  Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches in his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list  at Tropicana Field on August 16, 2014 in St Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Tanaka Feeling Good

Masahiro Tanaka threw 35 pitches Wednesday in his second bullpen session as he tries to return to the New York Yankees this season.

08/20/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17:  Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the third inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 17, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tanaka Diagnosis Complete

Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, and the New York Yankees hope their rookie sensation will be able to pitch again this season.

07/10/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

8. New York Yankees (11-8)

Tough Night For Tanaka

Michael Brantley homered and had three RBIs, Nick Swisher hit a go-ahead two-run shot and the Cleveland Indians stopped rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka’s bid to become the major league’s first 13-game winner Tuesday night with a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees.

07/08/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17:  Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees is greeted by Derek Jeter #2 after hitting a two run home run in the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 17, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees Prolong Blue Jays Misery

Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Jose Reyes on the first pitch of the game, then earned his major league-high 11th victory as the New York Yankees beat Toronto 3-1 Tuesday night for their 14th straight home win over the Blue Jays.

06/17/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 11: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees singles in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Tanaka, Jeter Lead Yankees Past M’s

Rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka twirls a complete-game as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Wednesday night at Safeco Field.

06/12/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31:  Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the fifth inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 31, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tanaka Wins Again, McCann Sends Yankees Past Twins

Masahiro Tanaka shut down Joe Mauer and the other Minnesota hitters while lowering his AL-best ERA to 2.06, and Brian McCann lined a go-ahead double in the eighth inning Saturday that sent the New York Yankees over the Twins 3-1.

05/31/2014

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