Masahiro Tanaka

The exterior of Yankee Stadium (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka Selling Tickets, Greeting Fans Prior To Yankees Game

Heading to the Yankees game on Wednesday night? You could be in for a special kind of treat. When you walk into the stadium — and especially if you’re buying tickets — you might run into some familiar faces.

08/06/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees looks on after the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka Increases Workout, Feels Fine

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka made 50 throws from 60 feet before Tuesday night’s game against Detroit. That’s twice as many tosses as Tanaka took Monday in his first action since being shut down in early July.

08/06/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Makes 25 Throws, Feels No Pain

The right-hander, on the 15-day disabled list with a partial UCL tear, made 25 throws from 60 feet at Yankee Stadium on Monday. He said he felt good and reported no pain.

08/04/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Schwartz: When It Comes To UCL Tears, It Starts At A Young Age

The increase in Tommy John surgeries has been dramatic in recent years. But as doctors and other health-care providers learn more and more about the UCL injuries and how to prevent them, those numbers should go down.

07/18/2014

Brian Cashman (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees GM Brian Cashman: ‘I Have To Reinforce Our Pitching’

“I have to reinforce our pitching, in my opinion,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “I have things that I feel I have to try to do, that I’m trying to do, but it is easier said than done.”

07/18/2014

Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on July 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

With Pitching Dominating The Game, Should MLB Lower The Mound?

Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

07/15/2014

The Yankees’ Dellin Betances pitches against the Royals in the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 6, 2014 in Kansas City. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Betances Ready To Show Minneapolis And The Country What He’s Made Of

In a season of bad luck and frustration for the Yankees, Dellin Betances has emerged as one of the best relievers in the game.

07/14/2014

Shane Greene (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images), Jacob deGrom  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Replacement Arms Key For Mets, Yankees In Second Half

Good fortune certainly smiles if the kid works out. If he doesn’t, then the position goes down the tubes. If enough spots follow, then the season goes out the window.

07/14/2014

Jeff Francis, then of the Cincinnati Reds, throws a pitch during the second game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park on May 15, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Yankees Acquire Veteran Left-Hander Jeff Francis From Oakland

Desperate for anything resembling pitching, the Yankees looked West on Friday and found some relief.

07/11/2014

Masahiro Tanaka Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sims: Even If Tanaka Gets Through Rehab, Surgery May Be Unavoidable

As I’ve written before, even with rest, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection and rehab, a torn ligament does not regain full tensile strength in a matter of weeks.

07/11/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees Skipper Says He’s Optimistic Tanaka Will Return This Season

New York’s 9-3 loss to the Indians was overshadowed by the news that rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow.

07/11/2014

Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees catches a fly ball hit by Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians to end the fifth inning at Progressive Field on July 10, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Yankees Lose 9-3 Amid Bad News For Tanaka

Roberto Perez hit a two-run homer in his major league debut, Carlos Santana also connected and the Cleveland Indians scored nine runs in their last two innings at bat for a 9-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night.

07/11/2014

Masahiro Tanaka pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on June 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Cashman: Tanaka Has Partially Torn Elbow Ligament, To Miss At Least 6 Weeks

The 25-year-old right-hander will attempt nonsurgical rehab on his injured ulnar collateral ligament. Cashman did not rule out season-ending, reconstructive “Tommy John” surgery.

07/10/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: If Tanaka Goes Down, He’ll Take Yankees With Him

Not even Captain Kirk could find life in the Yankee Universe. Not after the latest bomb to drop on the Bronx.

07/10/2014

David Wright and Derek Jeter (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Tops MLB Jersey Sales; Wright Comes In 8th, Tanaka 14th

The retiring Yankees captain beat out Giants catcher Buster Posey and Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for the top slot, MLB announced Thursday.

07/10/2014

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