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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka dominates

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:14:15 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka dominated the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, April 16, going eight innings while giving up just two bunt hits, striking out 10 and walking one. He's now 2-0 with a 2.05 ERA this year.

Fantasy Tip: This is a bit more than we expected out of Tanaka, at least right out of the gates. The strikeouts have been especially nice. Keeping up these kind of numbers will be tougher once teams change their approach, though.

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Yankees | Brian McCann impressed with Masahiro Tanaka

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:28:03 -0800

New York Yankees C Brian McCann, who has caught SP Masahiro Tanaka in one bullpen session, said the pitcher is worthy of all the hype. The team plans to pair them up, and they'll work together for the first time Thursday, March 6.

"Before you saw him pitch, you heard what he has and what people say about him," McCann said. "Then you get to catch him and it is as good as advertised. His stuff really is electric. He can command both sides of the plate to both righties and lefties. He can change speeds. He has five or six different pitches. Everything that you read about, the highlights that we saw before he came over here, they are all accurate."

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka to pitch Thursday

Sun, 02 Mar 2014 11:08:02 -0800

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka will start against the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, March 6.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka impressive in Grapefruit League debut

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:34:55 -0800

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed two singles over two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut Saturday, March 1, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He walked none and struck out three, while throwing 31 pitches.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka's place in rotation clearing up

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:45:08 -0800

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said "it was a safe bet" that SP Masahiro Tanaka will pitch either the third or fourth game of the season, following SPs CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda. Tanaka will make his spring debut Saturday, March 1.

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Yankees | Austin Romine impressed with Masahiro Tanaka

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:48:49 -0800

New York Yankees C Austin Romine was very impressed with SP Masahiro Tanaka during his live batting practice session Friday, Feb. 21. "I think he threw a split and I had to turn around and ask what the pitch was," Romine said. "I've never seen a ball move like that before. I haven't had the chance to catch him yet, but from a hitting standpoint, like I said, I'm glad he's on our team." Tanaka threw 25 pitches in five rounds of batting practice.

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Yankees | Michael Pineda is 100 percent ready

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:33:41 -0800

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) insisted Monday, Feb. 10, that he is healthy and in shape. He reported to camp Monday. "I'm going to compete for the rotation," Pineda said. "I'm the same Michael Pineda. I'm 100 percent now and my body is in good shape." He is battling for a rotation spot behind SPs CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Masahiro Tanaka and Ivan Nova.

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Yankees | See Masahiro Tanaka as No. 3 SP

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:43:38 -0800

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the organization sees SP Masahiro Tanaka as becoming a "No. 3 starter." "We view him to be a really, solid consistent No. 3 starter," Cashman said on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on ESPN Radio when asked about Tanaka's future potential. "If we to get more than that, all the better. He's got a great deal of ability." Tanaka possesses a splitter that is believed to be one of the best in the world, but Cashman expects Tanaka to go through "some growing pains" as he adjusts to pitching every five days.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka obtains visa

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 08:27:53 -0800

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka has obtained a visa and can leave for the United States as early as Sunday, Feb. 9. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training Feb. 15. Tanaka said he's in better shape this year than in years past.

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Cubs | Didn't offer Masahiro Tanaka opt-out clause

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:05:51 -0800

The Chicago Cubs did not offer SP Masahiro Tanaka an opt-out clause before he signed with the New York Yankees.

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