Major League Baseball

Career W-L
15-6
 
Career ERA
2.84
Name  Masahiro Tanaka
Born  11/1/1988
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Number  19
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/28/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka will be placed on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right wrist.
Insight: The good news is that its not related to the elbow, but Tanaka will still likely be sidelined for a month. Michal Pineda will now be the ace of the staff.
 
4/23/2015 4:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka pitched well in a no-decision Thursday against the Tigers.
Insight: Tanaka went 6 1/3 innings and allowed just one run on three hits and two walks, while striking out six. Dellin Betances picked up the win in relief, while Tanaka now has a 3.22 ERA. Andrew Miller closed the door for his sixth save of the season.
 
4/18/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka pitched very well Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Tanaka went seven inning and allowed no runs on two hits, while striking out eight. He is now 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA.
 
4/6/2015 5:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka did not look good in his 2015 regular season debut on Monday versus the Blue Jays.
Insight: Tanaka pitched four innings, allowing five runs, four earned on five hits. He also struck out six and walked two. If fantasy owners remember last season, Tanaka got off to a slow start in 2014, so no need to worry too much here.
 
3/13/2015 4:54:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) pitched two perfect innings during his spring debut.
Insight: He was throwing consistently around 90 mph on Thursday afternoon, but did touch 94 mph. Tanaka through 15-of-19 pitches for strikes, and seemingly passed this test with ease.
 
3/8/2015 2:35:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will make his Grapefruit League debut on Thursday.
Insight: Tanaka should be ready for Opening Day, but owners must proceed with caution in regards to him.
 
3/4/2015 1:45:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) wil likely make his Grapefruit League debut on March 12.
Insight: No official announcement has been made, but not matter what Tanaka should be ready for Opening Day. He will be a high-risk, high-reward guy.
 
9/27/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: The best thing that can be said about Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka's second start is that he didn't hurt himself.
Insight: Tanaka was ugly, throwing 50 pitches and yielding seven hits and five earned runs in 1 2/3 IP.
 
9/22/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka will receive one more start in the 2014 season.
Insight: Tanaka is set to start on Saturday at Fenway, which is giving the pitcher confidence that he can avoid elbow surgery according to ESPN New York. Tanaka returned to the mound on Sunday and pitched five 1/3 innings and allowed one run on five hits in a victory. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his right hander will be allotted 80-85 pitches against Boston.
 
9/21/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) earns victory in return to mound.
Insight: The Yankees were clearly keeping him on a pitch count, as he left the game with only 70 pitches thhrown. That totaled 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, and four strikeouts. It is nice to see Tanaka get back out there, and return to form.
 
9/21/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will be on the mound for the Yankees for the first time since July 8th, when New York hosts Toronto Sunday afternoon.
Insight: He got some work in the Yanks' spring training complex, but will face a big test today. Tanaka was a CY Young candidate before he went down with the injury. He is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in 2014.
 
9/15/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw five innings Monday at the Yankees spring training complex.
Insight: Tanaka didn't give up a run, though he was facing mainly youngsters with little experience. The right-hander didn't feel any pain, which is the most important thing to get out of the session. There is still a chance he appears in a Yankees game before the end of the season.
 
9/7/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw a 34-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.
Insight: Tanaka featured all his pitches in the successful pen session. The right-hander will either throw live batting practice or a simulated game next. Yankees manager Joe Girardi remains hopeful that Tanaka will return this month.
 
9/4/2014 5:01:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday according to WFAN.
Insight: After getting shutdown with a tired arm last week, Tanaka is back on track, throwing a successful flat-ground session on Tuesday and is going ahead with mound work this weekend. Despite the progress, it is highly unlikely Tanaka will pitch another game this season.
 
9/2/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will throw a bullpen session this week.
Insight: Tanaka threw on flat ground on Tuesday and was cleared to begin working off the mound. Late last week, he was shut down due to arm fatigue, but he appears to be back on track with his rehab. He still might not be back to make an impact this season though.
 
8/29/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) has been shut down from throwing due to "general soreness" in his pitching arm.
Insight: Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports there is no scheduled doctor appointment, so it appears to be a minor setback. Tanaka has said the pain is more in his forearm than in his elbow. It is looking less and less likely that Tanaka will make a fantasy impact again this season.
 
8/20/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Wednesday using fastballs, curveballs, sliders and even his splitter. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, mlb.com
Insight: Tanaka continues to clear hurdles as he attempts to come back from a partially torn UCL, but he's walking a tightrope anytime he steps on the mound. One setback will likely mean Tommy John surgery.
 
8/16/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw a bullpen session Saturday and pitching coach Larry Rothschild said he came through it "fine," according to Erik Boland of Newsday.
Insight: Tanaka is fighting long odds in trying to avoid Tommy John surgery for his partially torn UCL. How he feels Sunday will go a long way toward determining if he'll be able to return this season.
 
8/4/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw Monday for the first time since he was diagnosed with a partially torn UCL. SOURCE: mlb.com
Insight: Tanaka threw 25 pitches from 60 feet on flat ground and said everything felt normal. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection three weeks ago. The right-hander is fighting long odds in trying to avoid Tommy John surgery, but he'll be back in September if rest and rehab do the trick.
 
7/10/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has been diagnosed with a partially torn UCL.
Insight: He'll try six weeks of rehab and PRP injections, but the odds are not good for his return. Think Dr. James Andrews. It's a disaster for both the Yankees and fantasy owners to lose a hurler like Tanaka (12-4, 2.51 ERA, 1.005 WHIP).
 

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