Masahiro Tanaka

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

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)

Tanaka Uses Most Of His Arsenal In 35-Pitch, Pain-Free Bullpen Session

Though the Yankees seem intent on finding ways to knock themselves out of the AL playoff races, Masahiro Tanaka looks determined to get back on the mound and try to help them this season.

08/20/2014

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)

Yankees’ Tanaka Has 1st Bullpen Session Since Elbow Injury

Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said Tanaka looked “fine,” but that it’s “more important how he feels tomorrow.”

08/16/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Tanaka Cranks Up The Rehab Intensity, Reports No Pain

Masahiro Tanaka, who has been out since July 8 with a small tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, threw nearly a dozen fastballs from the stretch off flat ground on Wednesday.

08/13/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Make No Mistake, The Yankees’ Once-Mighty Empire Is Crumbling

With 44 games remaining, the Yankees do not possess the fear-inducing aura of Bronx Bombers teams of recent vintage. And unless the front office changes its philosophy, it’s only going to get worse.

08/13/2014

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

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