|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||13.00||9.00||0.00||3.55||1.22||173.00||61.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-August|
|vs LHB|| 70.2||0||0|| 2.29||0||10||60|
|vs RHB|| 58.2||0||0|| 2.76||0||9||75|
|08/27/2014||Matt Dominguez, 3B HOU|
Masahiro Tanaka, SP NYY
Rasiel Iglesias, SP CIN
|Julio Teheran, SP ATL|
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA
|08/26/2014||David Price, SP DET|
Felix Hernandez, SP SEA
|Masahiro Tanaka, SP NYY|
Michael Pineda, SP NYY
|08/26/2014||Masahiro Tanaka, SP NYY||Manny Machado, 3B BAL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Masahiro Tanaka feels good after batting-practice session |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/24/14) Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka feels good one day after throwing a 35-pitch batting-practice session Saturday, MLB.com reports.
Tanaka will throw a simulated game Thursday as he continues to progress through the steps of his rehab. The team is considering moving to a six-man rotation once Tanaka returns as a way to potentially protect his elbow moving forward.
|Yankees consider six-man rotation when Masahiro Tanaka returns |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/23/14) The Yankees could utilize a six-man rotation upon the return of right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, per ESPN. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild indicated that arrangement could continue through 2015 as the team looks to protect Tanaka and his ailing elbow.
"We are going to look at every avenue possible," Rothschild said. "It doesn't mean we are going to do it."
Rothschild added that the Yankees could use a six-man rotation not just to protect Tanaka, but his other starters in the wake of the epidemic of arm problems in the major leagues.
|Masahiro Tanaka set for live BP Saturday |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/21/14) Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will take another step forward this weekend, as he is set to face hitters in a live batting practice session Saturday, manager Joe Girardi announced.
Tanaka, who is working his way back from a partially torn UCL, will face hitters for the first time since suffering the injury. He has been working in bullpen sessions in recent weeks as part of his rehab, and the next step will likely be determined after he gets through Saturday's session.
Tanaka has been out since early July due to the injury, but remains hopeful he will be able to return to action this season.
|Masahiro Tanaka gets through 35 pitch bullpen session |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/20/14) Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was able to get through a 35 pitch bullpen session Wednesday, according to MLB.com.
Tanaka said this bullpen session was "better" than his first one. He was able to throw four different pitches during the start, including his splitter. "It went well, but it was actually my first time throwing breaking balls – something other than fastballs – in the bullpen, so I felt it was a little bit rusty,” Tanaka said. The club still hopes Tanaka can pitch in the majors this season.
|Bullpen Session II Wednesday for Masahiro Tanaka |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/20/14) Recovering Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka is set to throw another bullpen session Wednesday. He threw 25 pitches in the first one on Saturday.
The team has not placed a timetable on his possible return to game action after sustaining an elbow injury. He has been out for six weeks.
|The hype on Masahiro Tanaka escalated to near mania when the 25-year-old right-hander signed with the Yankees in January. Not that it was entirely unexpected, but as Fantasy owners well know, anyone who dons the pinstripes immediately assumes mythical status. And looking at Tanaka's numbers in Japan, it's easy to get carried away. Over the last three seasons, he went 53-9 with a 1.44 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, twice winning the Sawamura Award, Japan's equivalent of the Cy Young. But of course, translating those numbers across the Pacific is hardly straightforward. The ball is different. The strike zone is different. The players are different. The workload is different. That doesn't mean Tanaka won't be good, potentially even ace-caliber, but with all the adjustments he'll need to make, he may not hit his stride until the second half. In terms of upside, he doesn't have Yu Darvish's stuff, but his control is superior. In time, he could be something like Hisashi Iwakuma was last year, but again, he may take some lumps along the way. The safe approach is to target Tanaka as a No. 3 starting pitcher, right around 30th at the position, and hope he performs like a No. 2. Any higher than that, and you're living and dying with him.
(Updated 1/31/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/27/14||@ DET||7:08 pm||David Price|
|8/28/14||@ DET||1:08 pm||Kyle Lobstein|
|8/29/14||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Mark Buehrle|
|8/30/14||@ TOR||1:07 pm||Drew Hutchison|
|8/31/14||@ TOR||1:07 pm||J.A. Happ|
|9/2/14||BOS||7:05 pm||Anthony Ranaudo|
|9/3/14||BOS||7:05 pm||Allen Webster|
= probable start