Masahiro Tanaka

The Yankees’ Brian McCann reacts after getting hit by a pitch in the 8th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 8, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Cashman On WFAN: Yankees Will Remain A Work In Progress For A While

Sure, it’s only been three games, but there’s no denying the fact that the Yankees look very much like their mediocre-at-best selves from last season.

04/10/2015

Stephen Drew #14 of the New York Yankees misses a hit by Jose Reyes of the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth inning on April 8, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Bronx Bombers Are About To Bomb For The Third Straight Season

The Bronx Bombers are about to bomb, for the third straight season. No tweet or Twitter troll can change that truth.

04/09/2015

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees walks off the field after the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during Opening Day on April 6, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yanks Ace Masahiro Tanaka: ‘Overall, I Think My Pitches Were Good’

“I’m not going to make excuses,” Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. “He’s capable of pitching better than today, and he will.”

04/07/2015

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees walks off the field after the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during Opening Day on April 6, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yankees Look A Lot Like Last Year In Dismal Opening Day Loss To Blue Jays

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 return to the major leagues.

04/07/2015

A-Rod (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images), Didi Gregorius  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images), Dellin Betances (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Mark Teixeira  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: 15 Thoughts As Yankees Open 2015

The bullpen is the Yankees’ biggest strength. It’s also the team’s biggest question mark — at least it is for me.

04/06/2015

The New York Yankees take batting practice before taking on the Toronto Blue Jays on Opening Day on April 6, 2015 at Yankee Stadium.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Opening Day: Yankees, With A-Rod Back In Tow, Begin New Era In Bronx

Derek Jeter is history, Alex Rodriguez is back and a new era started for the Yankees on Monday with Masahiro Tanaka’s first pitch against the Blue Jays.

04/06/2015

(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

Boomer & Carton: Al Dukes Delivers A ‘Tanaka Rock Block’

Al Dukes has been resting his vocal chords for months in anticipation of Opening Day.

WFAN–04/06/2015

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Pedro Martinez: I Expect Masahiro Tanaka To Get Hurt This Season

“I don’t see him healthy all year,” Martinez told Adam Schein on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio. “And I don’t see him healthy right now.”

04/02/2015

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tanaka Touched For 3 Runs, Yankees Fall To Twins

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

04/01/2015

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka To Start Yankees’ Opener; Sabathia No. 3

The decision to go with the 26-year-old international sensation means CC Sabathia’s streak of opening day starts with the Yankees will end at six.

03/27/2015

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images), Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) and Michael Pineda (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Season Preview: Jeter’s Gone, A-Rod’s Back And Yanks Hope To Return To Postseason

Jeter left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off injuries.

03/27/2015

Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tanaka, Betances Not At Their Best During Yankees’ Loss To Mets

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs and four hits while pitching into the fifth inning Wednesday for the New York Yankees in a 7-2 loss to the rival Mets.

03/26/2015

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tanaka, Not Sabathia, Lined Up To Start Yankees’ Opener

Though it appears the Japanese ace will get the call, manager Joe Girardi still isn’t ready to make it official.

03/25/2015

Masahiro Tanaka pitches to Christian Bethancourt of the Atlanta Braves during the second inning of a spring training game on March 12, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka Looks ‘Great,’ Aces First Test For Elbow

Masahiro Tanaka thought his spring training debut on Thursday was “good.” His teammates used another word: “great.”

03/13/2015

Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tanaka Strong Over Two Innings In Spring Training Debut, Yanks Beat Atlanta 3-2

New York ace Masahiro Tanaka sparkled in his spring training debut, a Yankees’ 3-2 win over Atlanta Thursday night in which Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected after one pitch by his starter.

03/12/2015

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