It's been a rough year for pitchers, and the Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka is the latest casualty. He's been diagnosed with a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, and surgery is a possibility.
Mike Napoli had some not-nice thoughts about Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka's pitch decision after he smacked a go-ahead home run off of Tanaka in the top of the ninth last night.
When the Yankees signed Masahiro Tanaka this winter, there wasn't any real question that they were getting an outstanding pitcher, but no one was really expecting what he's done so far. Through 22 innings, Tanaka has struck out 28 batters, good for 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings pitched (SO/9). That's some serious…
In the third start of his major-league career, Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 Cubs in eight innings. In each of his two previous starts, he pitched seven innings, striking out eight batters against the Blue Jays and 10 batters against the Orioles. That's 28 strikeouts in 22 innings for the 25-year-old Japanese import,…
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was asked about the newest Japanese import, and more specifically, the seven year, $155-million contract with the Yankees that blew Darvish's deal (under the old posting system) out of the water. Darvish made the mistake of being sarcastic. It didn't translate.
Prized Japanese starter Masahiro Tanaka will sign with the New York Yankees for seven years and $155 million, reports Ken Rosenthal. The deal has an opt-out clause after four seasons.
It's happening. Masahiro Tanaka, the right-handed pitching sensation from Japan, will be starting an MLB career after being posted by the Rakuten Golden Eagles. The only question is, which team?