Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout after pitching the first inning of a simulated game on September 15, 2014 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Rothschild: Offseason Reports On Tanaka’s Elbow Have Been Positive

“So far he’s felt good,” Rothschild said Monday at the Yankees’ minor league complex. “He’s had a good winter.”

02/09/2015

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Cashman On WFAN: Yankees Ready To Meet With A-Rod, Make The Best Of It

The biggest sideshow in sports is a few weeks away from turning Yankees spring training upside-down. Brian Cashman is ready for the Alex Rodriguez experience.

02/06/2015

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches in a simulated game on September 15, 2014 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: As Camp Nears, Yanks Have Major Question Marks In Rotation

In two weeks, pitchers and catchers will report with a starting five comprised of three legitimate injury risks, one young flamethrower in Eovaldi and an average swingman in Capuano.

02/06/2015

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Keidel: The Mets Are More Interesting — And Probably Better — Than The Yankees

The Yankees are no longer the bullies on the block. Retire the Darth Vader masks. The Jeter babies can burn those nauseating “Got Rings?” shirts. Lose the elitism.

01/21/2015

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees runs to second base against the Boston Red Sox in the third inning during a game at Fenway Park on September 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jeter Returns To Lineup; Red Sox Beat Yankees 10-4

Derek Jeter went 1 for 2 with an infield single and left for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning. Even he wasn’t going to pull the Yankees out of this hole in the next-to-last game of his 20-year big league career.

09/27/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Sims: Tanaka’s Starts The Rest Of The Way Will Determine If He Needs Surgery

Even if he successfully completes one or two 75-pitch starts without complaint, there is no assurance that Tanaka will be able to avoid surgery.

09/18/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout after pitching the first inning of a simulated game on September 15, 2014 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yanks’ Impending Exit Makes Tanaka’s Return Irrelevant

Getting themselves eliminated in the AL East race Monday night was one thing. Turning the near future of Masahiro Tanaka irrelevant was quite another.

09/17/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches in a simulated game on September 15, 2014 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Tanaka Likely To Throw 70-75 Pitches Against Blue Jays On Sunday

Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees’ rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two month.

09/16/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees warms up in the bullpen before pitching in a simulated game on September 15, 2014 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tanaka Throws 5 Scoreless Frames, Could Rejoin Rotation This Weekend

Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional-league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the Yankees.

09/15/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Tanaka Could Return To Yankees’ Rotation After 1 More Simulated Game

“If he pitched in a big-league game or two and felt good, you wouldn’t do surgery on a guy that felt good,” Girardi said. “That’s the bottom line.”

09/10/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Tanaka To Throw Bullpen Session Saturday; Is A Game Next?

The Yankees plan to have Masahiro Tanaka throw another bullpen session Saturday and say the injured star must pitch in some sort of game setting to determine whether he can avoid elbow surgery.

09/05/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout before a game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium on August 23, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Ace Masahiro Tanaka To Throw Bullpen Session This Week

Masahiro Tanaka plans to throw a bullpen this week, the next step for the injured New York Yankees ace as he tries to overcome a recent setback.

09/03/2014

The Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka throws a bullpen session at Tropicana Field on Aug. 16, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Tanaka Feels General Arm Soreness, Comeback Put On Hold

The Yankees announced Friday that Masahiro Tanaka’s comeback from an elbow injury is going to take a little longer than first thought.

08/29/2014

The Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka, right, throw one of his 49 pitches during a simulated game at Comerica Park in Detroit on Aug. 28, 2014. (Photo: Sweeny Murti/WFAN)

Tanaka Throws Simulated Game At Comerica, Reports No Problems

Manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka didn’t shy away from any of his pitches Thursday, and Tanaka said any soreness he felt was normal for a session like that.

08/28/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches in his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list  at Tropicana Field on August 16, 2014 in St Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Tanaka Says Elbow Feels Fine After Pitching For Batters

New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild and manager Joe Girardi were pleased with Japanese All-Star’s 35-pitch effort Saturday morning.

08/23/2014

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