|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-September|
|vs Baltimore|| 14.0||0||1|| 3.86||0||2||16|
|vs LHB|| 70.2||0||0|| 2.29||0||10||60|
|vs RHB|| 58.2||0||0|| 2.76||0||9||75|
|Last 10 Games|
|Masahiro Tanaka to throw instructional league game Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/10/14) Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to throw an instructional league game Monday, MLB.com reports.
Tanaka felt good Wednesday after throwing 45 pitches in a simulated game one day earlier. He has continued to feel improvement in his injured elbow and could return to action late next week. Tanaka, who has been sidelined since July 8, is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA and 135:19 K:BB ratio in his first major-league season.
|Masahiro Tanaka eyeing start in series late next week |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/10/14) Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka could return from the disabled list to pitch in the Sept. 19-21 series against visiting Toronto, per the New York Daily News.
Tanaka, who has been out for two months with an elbow injury, is set to throw Wednesday. If he emerges from that session feeling well, he will pitch a simulated or instructional league game Sunday. That would lead to one or two starts with the Yankees to conclude the regular season.
|Masahiro Tanaka throws simulated game Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/9/14) Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka completed three innings and threw 45 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
"Definitely, I was throwing stronger, harder than in Detroit," Tanaka said through an interpreter. "[I was] a bit concerned just because of what happened in Detroit, but when I was throwing, it was completely different -- a different feel than what I was feeling in Detroit vs. today, so I think I'll be OK tomorrow."
Tanaka reported that he continues to feel improvement in his pitching elbow. The team will have him throw a bullpen session before getting him some more game action, either in another simulated game or in the instructional league. Manager Joe Girardi intends to have Tanaka make at least one start before the end of the season.
|Masahiro Tanaka resumes bullpen work |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/6/14) Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka got back on a mound Saturday, throwing 34 pitches in a bullpen session as he continues to work his way back from an elbow injury.
"It went well," manager Joe Girardi told the Star-Ledger after watching the session. "So they'll sit down later this afternoon with the doctor and figure out what the next step is. Is it a simulated game? Is it a live (batting practice)? And go from there."
Tanaka is still hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery on the elbow, which has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. He also hopes to make one start in the majors before the season ends, but at the very least he will need to throw at full intensity before the season ends in order to know if he will be able to avoid the surgery. It is possible he will throw in the Arizona Fall League, Girardi acknowledged.
|Masahiro Tanaka cleared to begin throwing program |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/2/14) Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has been cleared to begin a throwing program Tuesday, according to MLB.com.
Tanaka was able to play catch Tuesday, and it was determined he could continue throwing. Manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka will throw a bullpen session soon. "He's scheduled to throw a bullpen [session] sometime this week and hopefully he's ready to do it," Girardi said. Tanaka posted a 2.51 ERA over 129 1/3 innings prior to injuring him elbow.
|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|
|9/15/14||@ TB||7:10 pm||Alex Colome|
|9/16/14||@ TB||7:10 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
|9/17/14||@ TB||7:10 pm||Alex Cobb|
|9/18/14||TOR||7:05 pm||R.A. Dickey|
|9/19/14||TOR||7:05 pm||Mark Buehrle|
|9/20/14||TOR||4:05 pm||Marcus Stroman|
|9/21/14||TOR||1:05 pm||Drew Hutchison|
= probable start