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Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka threw batting practice during the morning workout at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Feb. 21, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tanaka Not At His Best, But Yankees Still Beat Twins

Masahiro Tanaka struggled a bit in one of his final tuneups for the regular season, allowing three runs while pitching into the sixth inning, but the New York Yankees still beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 victory Saturday.

03/22/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Tanaka Showing A Little ‘El Duque’ And More Yankees Thoughts

This probably isn’t the perfect comparison, but Masahiro Tanaka seems to have an array of pitches somewhat like Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. And he throws harder.

03/17/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Tanaka Gives Up 1 Run In Yanks’ 7-4 Win Over Atlanta

Masahiro Tanaka allowed one run and three hits over 4 1-3 innings Sunday in the New York Yankees’ 7-4 win over the Atlanta Braves.

03/16/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Tanaka Strikes Out 9 In 4 Innings In Simulated Game

Tanaka, who signed a $155 million, seven-year contract in January, struck out nine of 18 batters he faced in four innings Tuesday. He gave up three hits, including a solo homer, to a pair of minor leaguers.

03/11/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Tanaka Gives Up Homer, Jeter Busts Out Of Slump In Yankees’ Win

Derek Jeter had two hits that ended an 0-for-10 slide at the start of spring training and Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Freddy Galvis in the New York Yankees’ 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.

03/06/2014

Masahiro "Ma-Kun" Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Masahiro Mailbag: A Peek Inside The Mind Of Yankees’ Tanaka

Thanks for your questions submitted via Twitter Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. We chose some of the best ones and then added a few of our own.

03/06/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Ready For Act 2? Masahiro Tanaka To Make 2nd Start For Yankees Thursday

Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced Sunday that the Japanese star will pitch in the road game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater.

03/03/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 1, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Scott Iskowitz/ Getty Images)

Mailbag: Hey, Tweeters — Masahiro Tanaka Wants To Hear From You!

Have a question for Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka? All you have to do is tweet with the hashtag #AskTanakaWFAN. Your submission could be featured in a column later this week!

03/03/2014

Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 1, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (Scott Iskowitz/ Getty Images)

Tanaka Doesn’t Disappoint In Debut, Yankees Blank Phillies

Masahiro Tanaka allowed two hits and struck out three over two scoreless innings in his first spring training game for the New York Yankees.

03/01/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Tanaka Likely To Debut In Game 3 Or 4 Of Regular Season

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday, “I think that’s pretty safe to say” the Japanese right-hander will start game three or four.

02/28/2014

Masahiro Tanaka works out at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 21, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Expects Scrutiny Of 1st Exhibition Outing

“Obviously, I understand that some of the people are just going to look at the numbers of the game that I’m pitching in, but I’m not really too focused and worried about that,” Tanaka said Wednesday through an interpreter.

02/27/2014

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka threw batting practice during the morning workout at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Feb. 21, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tanaka To Throw 2 Innings Or 35 Pitches Against Phillies On Saturday

Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to make his debut Saturday. Yankees manager Joe Girardi made the announcement Tuesday after New York beat Florida State University 8-3 on Tuesday.

02/25/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (L) and Carlos Beltrán (Credit: Otis Livingston/CBSNewYork)

Keidel: Yanks Spent A Ton, But What About All The Holes And Question Marks?

The Yanks still have a rickety starting staff, too many variables in the bullpen, no one to replace A-Rod, an ancient Brian Roberts replacing Cano, an older, injury-plagued Jeter at short and a now-tender Teixeira at first base.

02/24/2014

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka threw batting practice during the morning workout at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Feb. 21, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

McCann Sees For Himself: Yankees’ Tanaka Is ‘As Good As Advertised’

Masahiro Tanaka threw 25 pitches Friday morning at Steinbrenner Field, facing five batters for five pitches each. Austin Romine, tracking the ball in the batter’s box without swinging, watched five pitches go by and marveled.

02/21/2014

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was introduced to the media during a news conference on Feb. 11, 2014 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Report: Yu Darvish Thinks Yankees Gave Masahiro Tanaka Too Much Money

The Yankees signed Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million contract on Jan. 22. As far as Yu Darvish is concerned, the Bronx Bombers paid too much money for his countryman.

02/18/2014

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