Masahiro Tanaka

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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

Masahiro Tanaka speaks with teammates in the dugout before the start of a spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 4, 2015 at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yankees’ Early Mojo Calls Only For Guarded Optimism

Names alone don’t win games, and the ones Joe Girardi will write on the lineup card are mostly old, some recovering, others waiting for the injury shoe to drop and ruin their seasons.

03/11/2015

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees speaks with teammates in the dugout before the start of a spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 4, 2015 at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees Ace Masahiro Tanaka To Make First Exhibition Start Thursday

The right-hander threw 23 of 29 pitches for strikes Saturday in a simulated game divided into two innings. The Japanese ace faced nine batters, giving up one single and striking out one.

03/09/2015

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees takes the field as he is introduced before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 4, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Sweeny: A-Rod Coverage, Beltran’s Health And More Yankees Notes

OK, so you want to hear about players other than Alex Rodriguez? I get it. But don’t try to alter the facts of the case

03/05/2015

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees and outfielder Carlos Beltran #36 participate in a spring training workout on February 26, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Sims: They Say They Feel Great, But Tanaka And Beltran Remain Concerns

It does seem likely that Tanaka — a fastball pitcher who’s had a UCL injury at such a young age — is destined for Tommy John surgery. The real question is, if not now, when?

03/03/2015

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees poses for a portrait on February 27, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yankees Ace Masahiro Tanaka Pleased With First Batting Practice Session

“I tried not to go too hard today,” Tanaka said. “The reason is, it’s natural once you get on the mound and once you’re facing batters you want to go hard. That’s what I was thinking on the mound.”

03/02/2015

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees talks with the media during spring training media availability at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Tanaka Throws 40 Pitches In Third Bullpen Session, Could Throw BP Next Week

The Yankees are considering whether to give rotation pitchers an extra day between starts occasionally by using a sixth starter, an idea Tanaka thinks is good.

02/26/2015

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