Yankees' Tanaka Prepares For Tuesday Start With Simulated GameThe Japanese right-hander tossed 30 pitches over two innings against Chase Headley, Brett Gardner and Chris Carter in the simulated game.
Joe Girardi: Yankees Have Right Mix Of Youth, ExperienceThe 10th-year manager said Tuesday that the mix of youth and veterans on the roster reminds him of the makeup of the Yankees' world championship team 21 years ago -- a team he played for.
Masahiro Tanaka Says He Isn't Thinking About Ability To Opt OutNew York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka says he is not thinking about his opt-out provision.
Yankees' Tanaka Starts Pre-Spring Training Work In FloridaMasahiro Tanaka has arrived at the New York Yankees' minor league complex for pre-spring training workouts in Florida.
Sweeny: Will Tanaka Opt Out After 2017? His Elbow May Provide AnswersFrom the time pitchers and catchers report next month until the end of October, you will hear a lot about Masahiro Tanaka's contract and his opt-out clause.
Yankees' Tanaka Has Forearm Strain, Will Miss Next StartGirardi announced Tanaka's strain before the Yankees' game Thursday night at Tampa Bay. He said Tanaka won't throw for five days but could start again before the regular season ends a week from Sunday.
LISTEN: Joe Girardi Praises Yankees Starting PitchersIn his weekly appearance on Mike Francesa's WFAN show Thursday, manager Joe Girardi spoke glowingly of his hurlers.
Ellsbury, Tanaka Lead Yankees Past Blue Jays, 5-3In a matchup of teams fighting for playoff berths as the season passed Labor Day, Masahiro Tanaka (12-4) settled down after a shaky first to win his fifth straight decision.
Tanaka Dazzles, Yankees Belt 4 Homers In Rout Of AngelsMasahiro Tanaka started brilliantly, paused for only the smallest of moments, and then just kept rolling on.
Tanaka Strikes Out 7, Bombers Return To .500 With 5-3 Win Over TwinsRob Refsnyder had the tiebreaking single, Masahiro Tanaka struck out seven in six innings and the New York Yankees reached the .500 mark again with a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Tanaka Tosses 8 Strong Innings As Bombers Blast Twins 8-2Masahiro Tanaka pitched eight sparkling innings, Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 8-2.
Palladino: Don't Worry, Yankees Know What They're Doing With TanakaAny professional pitcher, especially one who is supposed to be regarded as an ace, should be able to function effectively in the confines of a modern five-man rotation.