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Masahiro Tanaka
ERA W-L K
3.22 2-1 24
Team: NY YankeesHt / Wt: 6-2 / 210 NFBC ADP: 129.38
Position: SPBorn: 11/1/1988 Birthplace: Itami, Japan
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Yankees (2014)


Latest News
Apr. 28 6:22 PM PT7:22 PM MT8:22 PM CT9:22 PM ET21:22 ET1:22 GMT9:22 6:22 PM MST8:22 PM EST8:52 PM VEN5:22 UAE (+1)8:22 PM CT-Tanaka is going to be out at least a month because of tendinitis in his right wrist and a mild right forearm strain.
Analysis: General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night during New York's game against Tampa Bay that tests showed no change in Tanaka's partially torn elbow ligament. The Japanese star last year chose not to have Tommy John surgery and missed 2 1/2 months rehabbing the injury. He had MRIs on both the wrist and elbow, and the test on the wrist showed no issues, but it hurt to the touch.
Apr. 19 3:57 PM PT4:57 PM MT5:57 PM CT6:57 PM ET18:57 ET22:57 GMT6:57 3:57 PM MST5:57 PM EST6:27 PM VEN2:57 UAE (+1)5:57 PM CT-Tanaka was excellent Saturday in his win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: He pitched seven scoreless innings - with just 85 pitches - while allowing only two hits and striking out eight.
Apr. 13 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-Tanaka got the win Sunday against Boston, though he labored at times, needing 97 piches to get through five innings while giving up three earned runs and four hits.
Analysis: Tanaka has used 179 pitches to throw nine innings in two starts.
Apr. 7 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST6:10 PM VEN2:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT-Tanaka was beaten Monday by the Jays.
Analysis: The Japanese sensation made Toronto look silly with a heavy mix of sliders and splitters for the first two innings, striking out three, before the Blue Jays solved him. He gave up five runs in the third and was yanked after the fourth.
Mar. 27 1:33 PM PT2:33 PM MT3:33 PM CT4:33 PM ET16:33 ET20:33 GMT4:33 1:33 PM MST3:33 PM EST4:03 PM VEN0:33 UAE (+1)2:33 PM CT-Tanaka will start New York's opener April 6 against Toronto. Manager Joe Girardi made the expected announcement on Friday.
Analysis: Tanaka was an All-Star last year during his first season in the majors, but the Japanese right-hander missed 2 1/2 months while rehabilitating a partially torn ligament in his elbow. He returned for two starts in late September.
Mar. 24 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET21:07 GMT5:07 2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)3:07 PM CT-Tanaka is lined up to start the Yankees' opener against Toronto on April 6, which would end CC Sabathia's streak of six straight opening-day starts for New York.
Analysis: Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Sabathia's next exhibition start is Saturday, which lines up the 34-year old left-hander to face the Blue Jays on April 8. Sabathia is coming back from season-ending knee surgery in July. He has 11 opening-days starts overall. Tanaka is starting his second season with New York.
Feb. 22 12:43 PM PT1:43 PM MT2:43 PM CT3:43 PM ET15:43 ET20:43 GMT4:43 1:43 PM MST3:43 PM EST4:13 PM VEN0:43 UAE (+1)2:43 PM CT-Tanaka looked sharp in his first simulated game. The right-hander threw 23 of 29 pitches for strikes Saturday in the session broken down into two innings. The Japanese ace faced nine batters, giving up one single and striking out one. Tanaka could be ready to make his first exhibition start within a week.
Analysis: Tanaka missed 2 1/2 months last season with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He returned for two starts in late September, and Boston chased him with an eight-run second inning in his final outing.
Feb. 18 12:44 PM PT1:44 PM MT2:44 PM CT3:44 PM ET15:44 ET20:44 GMT4:44 1:44 PM MST3:44 PM EST4:14 PM VEN0:44 UAE (+1)2:44 PM CT-Tanaka says his elbow injury from last season is behind him and expects to pitch this year problem free.
Analysis: Tanaka missed 2 1/2 months last year while rehabilitating a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He returned for two late-September starts. Tanaka threw 21 pitches in his first bullpen session Thursday and plans to be back on a mound Sunday.
Feb. 16 1:32 PM PT2:32 PM MT3:32 PM CT4:32 PM ET16:32 ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST5:02 PM VEN1:32 UAE (+1)3:32 PM CT-Tanaka is set to start workouts ahead of spring training.
Analysis: Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said Tanaka was scheduled to arrive in Florida on Monday night from Japan. Tanaka missed 2 1/2 months last year while rehabilitating a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He returned for two late-September starts.
Feb. 9 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild says offseason reports on Masahiro Tanaka's right elbow have been positive.
Analysis: Tanaka is throwing and doing his normal conditioning program in Japan. Signed to a $155 million, seven-year contract in January 2014, Tanaka went 13-5 with a .277 ERA over 20 starts. He missed 2 1/2 months while rehabilitating a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow and returned for two late September starts. Boston chased him with an eight-run second inning in his finale on Sept. 27.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2014 NYY 13 5 0 - 0 20 20 3 136.1 123 47 42 15 21 0 141 1.06 2.77
2015 NYY 2 1 0 - 0 4 4 0 22.1 14 10 8 2 7 0 24 0.94 3.22
Career 15 6 0 - 0 24 24 3 158.2 137 57 50 17 28 0 165 1.04 2.84

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 NYY 20 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111 .111 .111
Career 24 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111 .111 .111


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 139 93 87 90.5 38.83
Curveball 18 76 72 74.1 5.03
Slider 78 85 79 82.1 21.79
Changeup 9 86 83 84.3 2.51
Split-Finger 76 89 84 86.4 21.23
Cut Fastball 38 90 85 88.4 10.61

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