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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka may not be ready

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:44:02 -0800

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) said he "can't really say" if he'll be ready for Opening Day until he starts throwing off the mound in games. He had surgery this offseason to remove bones spurs from his right elbow. Tanaka played catch on flat ground for around 15 minutes Friday, Feb. 12, and said he had a throwing program after his surgery. He hasn't yet thrown off a mound but plans to do so this weekend. Tanaka feels healthy and isn't thinking about his partially torn ligament in his elbow.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka is just a ticking time bomb for Tommy John surgery in 2016. However, he remained an elite ground-ball pitcher in the second half last year and even saw his velocity rise. Still, he's a huge injury risk and a pitcher you should only take to round out your staff at the end of drafts.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka throwing off mound

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:22:47 -0800

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow), who had arthroscopic surgery last October to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, is throwing off a bullpen mound. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild said Tanaka had a throwing session in New York Tuesday, Feb. 9. All the reports have been good on Tanaka's rehab program, and his injury dates back to when he pitched in Japan.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka's workload will continue to be monitored throughout the year, and he's at increasing risk of needing Tommy John surgery. Consider him a third fantasy starter, at best.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka has surgery

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:27:05 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) had arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow Tuesday, Oct. 20, and the typical recovery time includes six weeks of exercise and strengthening followed by a throwing program. The Yankees said the injury dates back to when Tanaka pitched in Japan.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka pitched all year with a partially torn elbow ligament but still missed time with other ailments in 2015. He went 12-7 with a 3.51 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 24 starts. Tanaka should be good to go for the start of the 2016 season, but this is just another reminder that he's a big injury risk as a top-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka doesn't last long

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:02:49 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks over five innings in the wild-card game in the American League Tuesday, Oct. 6, against the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka ended the season with a 12-7 record, 3.51 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 139 strikeouts during the season, so he will be a popular pick in 2016 in FantasyScore.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka a shaky option?

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:28:24 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed a career-high six earned runs and three home runs in five innings in his only start against the Houston Astros June 27 this year in Houston.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka ($8,800, 17.6% of cap) is the cheapest of the four starting pitchers in the two wild-card games on FantasyScore after he allowed four runs in five innings in his final start of the regular season. There's plenty of risk against a powerful Houston lineup, and Tanaka could be removed early if he's ineffective in this winner-take-all contest.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka gets call in Game 1

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:19:02 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka will start the wild card game in the American League Tuesday, Oct. 6, against the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka ($8,800, 17.6% of cap) faced the Astros just once this season, allowing six runs and seven hits, tying a season-worst for homers allowed, in a no-decision in five innings in Houston June 27. Tanaka's ERA has improved in each month since June, and the Astros have won just 18 of their past 59 on the road.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka starting Wednesday

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:08:49 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (hamstring) will start against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Sept. 30, and he will not have a pitch limit, according to manager Joe Girardi.

Fantasy Tip: Pitching Wednesday lines Tanaka ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) up to start the wild-card game Tuesday, Oct. 6. He has been a solid fantasy option all season, and he stands as a solid starting pitcher option at FantasyScore Wednesday. Seasonal owners will want to give him a go in his final start of the season, too.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka to do fielding drills

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:28:08 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (hamstring) will take part in fielding drills Monday, Sept. 28, as he tries to return from hamstring issues before season's end.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) is hoping to pitch before season's end so he can take part in the wild card game and postseason, but his first game back will be a risky one. Wait until he has experience under his belt.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka could pitch in 2015

Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:46:08 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (hamstring) is feeling better as he recovers from a strained right hamstring, and manager Joe Girardi said he is "pretty confident" that Tanaka will pitch again this season.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Tanaka ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) does return at some point, he is going to be a risky play at FantasyScore in his first start back.

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Yankees | No timetable for Masahiro Tanaka

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:06:01 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (hamstring) said the pain in his right hamstring is not completely gone Friday, Sept. 25, and he is not sure when he will be able to pitch again.

Fantasy Tip: While Tanaka ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) is worth holding in all seasonal leagues, it isn't out of the question to replace him for a healthy hurler at this point in the season. He'll carry a slight injury risk for his next outing and without a timetable of when that'll happen, it could prove to be a wasted stash. Continue to check back for updates.

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