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Friday, December 19, 2014

Articles tagged: Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka allows home run to first batter in major league debut (GIF)

The New York Yankees were the big winners of the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes, signing 25-year-old Japanese starting pitcher to a seven-year, $155 million contract in January. On Friday, the Yankees got their first look at their prized import in a game that mattered. The Toronto Blue Jays, with a lineup that included sluggers Jose Bautista…Read More

Masahiro Tanaka signs with Yankees for seven years, $155 million

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has never thrown a pitch in an MLB game, but he is already the fifth-highest paid starting pitcher in league history. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Tanaka has signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the New York Yankees. A report last week indicated that the Chicago Cubs were…Read More

Andruw Jones: Masahiro Tanaka can overpower but is not like Yu Darvish

Masahiro Tanaka is one of the most intriguing players this offseason. The Japanese pitcher went 24-0 in 2013 and is coming over to MLB after a long period of questions about whether his Japanese team would post him. Many Japanese pitchers have been successful since coming over — Yu Darvish, Hiroki Kuroda and Hideo Nomo…Read More

Yankees reportedly team to beat on Masahiro Tanaka

Remember the name Masahiro Tanaka, because he’s the next Japanese starting pitcher who will have a big impact in MLB. Tanaka, 25, went 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA last season in Japan. The Rakuten Golden Eagles are planning to post him for MLB teams to bid, and the Yankees are said to be the team…Read More

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