Hiroki Kuroda assumes mentor role to Masahiro Tanaka – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsTAMPA — Masahiro Tanaka has a lot to learn as he acclimates to his new surroundings during his high-profile rookie season. Based on the first workout of … Read More

Tanaka Gains a Mentor but Loses Breath During His First Official Workout – New York Times

New York TimesHiroki Kuroda, left, and Masahiro Tanaka, who have established a traditional Japanese mentoring relationship, at the Yankees’ training camp in Tampa. Barton Silverman/The New York Times. TAMPA, Fla. … Read More

Yankees captain Derek Jeter applauds Masahiro Tanaka signing: ‘It’s huge’ – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThey are not, however, prepared to duplicate the “crazy expenditures that might be commonplace in New York.” Lucchino also called the Yankees “a different flavor of ice … Read More

With Tanaka signed, Matt Garza, Grant Balfour agree on deals – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNow that Masahiro Tanaka’s deal is out of the way, the free-agent market for pitchers is finally coming to life as expected, with two quick signings following yesterday’s news … Read More

Yankees’ star import Tanaka: Will his arm burn out? – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is only 25. He just pitched a perfect 24-0 season with a 1.27 ERA. For non baseball fans, that’s unbelievable form. It’s thanks … Read More

Yanks needed a Hiro — and got him – ESPN

ESPNThe New York Yankees were not trying to flex their marketplace muscles before their town was taken over by Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman (Or is it Richard Sherman and … Read More

Masahiro Tanaka is a Yankee, but who are the losers? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThey came at Masahiro Tanaka bearing pots of gold from different places and angles, hoping he would pick them among a bevy of suitors. YANKEES: Land prized Japan star … Read More

Despite Tanaka signing, Yankees have holes – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe New York Yankees still are a better bet to stay under baseball’s $189 million luxury tax threshold than they are to catch the Boston Red Sox in the … Read More

With Yankees, Tanaka profiles as a No. 3 fantasy starter – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIt probably comes as no surprise that star Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will end up in the New York Yankees rotation. After posting an incredible 24-0 record and 1.27 … Read More

Done deal: Masahiro Tanaka to Yankees for $155 million – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMasahiro Tanaka is headed to the New York Yankees, who are once again spending money with the determination of years past. Tanaka, the prize of this winter’s free agent … Read More

Five teams have placed an offer for Tanaka – FanSided

FanSidedAug 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baseball gloves of the Pittsburgh Pirates sit along the dugout rail waiting use in the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park. Mandatory … Read More

Notebook: History points to Masahiro Tanaka risk – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldThat is the question when evaluating Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka, who’s expected to sign a Major League Baseball contract for more than $100 million sometime this week, and has … Read More

GM: Dodgers active in Tanaka talks – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday made official the largest contract in baseball history for a pitcher — the seven-year, $215 million deal for homegrown ace Clayton … Read More

Others will cash in, but there’s only one Clayton Kershaw – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMasahiro Tanaka and other ace-quality starters now know the going rate for the best pitcher in baseball is about $30 million a year. Their asking price won’t be nearly … Read More

Japanese starting pitcher Tanaka to be posted – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe Rakuten Eagles will allow the 25-year-old right-hander to be placed into the new posting system approved recently by MLB and NPB, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Posting fees are … Read More

Masahiro Tanaka: The Big If – ABC News

ABC NewsYou may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Why are major league teams salivating over Masahiro Tanaka? Why is one Japanese team frothing at the mouth? Why … Read More

Tanaka free to come to MLB … for a very large fee – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comRelease the hounds … or the wallets. The Rakuten Golden Eagles have decided to post right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, the hottest pitcher on the free-agent market, Jon Paul Morosi reported Tuesday … Read More

Japanese team reverses course, will post Masahiro Tanaka – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTOKYO (AP) — Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to move to the majors next season after his Japanese team Rakuten Eagles announced Wednesday it was prepared to let him … Read More

Report: MLB’s new rule will cost MLB the best pitcher in Japan – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMasahiro Tanaka celebrates after winning the Japan Series. (PHOTO: AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUTJIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images). Earlier this week, Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball … Read More

Masahiro Tanaka staying in Japan – or so it appears – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe wait for Masahiro Tanaka may be over – or more accurately, postponed for at least a year. According to The New York Times, which cited reports in Japanese … Read More

Masahiro Tanaka says he wants to pursue career in MLB – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTOKYO (AP) — Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka wants to move to Major League Baseball next season but his Japanese team doesn’t want to let him go. MLB and Nippon Professional … Read More

With posting agreement, Masahiro Tanaka decision next – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOne of the most significant deals of this offseason was completed Monday and no player changed addresses. A new posting agreement between Major League Baseball and NPB, the governing … Read More