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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. — Soon after Masahiro Tanaka signed with the …Adjustment period begins in earnest for Masahiro TanakaNewsdayMasahiro Tanaka throws 32 pitchesESPNYankees’ big-money pitcher gets winded after […]

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Tanaka On Display – ESPN

ESPNTAMPA, Fla. — The New York Yankees literally drew a line in the sand between Masahiro Tanaka and the media on Saturday. A team media relations assistant dragged his heel through the dirt of the warning track about 200 yards from where Tanaka was …Yankees’ big-bucks pitcher Tanaka winded after 1-mile runNew York PostTanaka Gains […]

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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 cream than anyone else in baseball. The Dodgers are now using that same game plan, …Biggest Winners and Losers from New York Yankees’ OffseasonBleacher ReportYankee […]

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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 to this form that he’s signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the famous New …Baseball-Yankee recruit Tanaka never imagined playing overseasChicago TribuneNine Innings: Can’t […]

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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 Peyton Manning?). Giving $155 million to Masahiro Tanaka was not the …Masahiro Tanaka and New York Yankees Agree on 7-Year ContractBleacher ReportMasahiro Tanaka’s Deal With […]

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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 ERA, and leading the Rakuten Golden Eagles to the Japan Series title last year, the …Looking ahead to next offseason’s free agent starting pitchersCBSSports.comYankees snag […]

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Masahiro Tanaka to Yanks for $155M – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — The Yankees spent much of 2013 scouting right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in Japan. After seeing him go 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA, they came away convinced his stuff would translate to the major leagues. On Wednesday, before Tanaka has thrown …Angels eye Matt Garza, but Masahiro Tanaka deal could drive up priceLos Angeles […]

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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 already met with the Cubs and White Sox. If Tanaka approximates …Theo Epstein proud of Rickettses for sticking with long-term planChicago Sun-TimesWhile waiting for Tanaka […]

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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 limited to $20 million, payable by the major-league club …Yankees must go all in on Masahiro Tanaka or lose international arms raceNew York Daily NewsYankees […]

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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 so much speculation, so many headlines, all the trans-Pacific negotiations over the …Masahiro Tanaka to be postedESPNTanaka Mystery Now Has an Ending: In USNew York […]

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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 night. All major league teams that bid the new $20 million …Japanese team reverses course, will post Masahiro TanakaUSA TODAYTanaka Mystery Now Has an Ending: […]

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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 league reached an agreement …Fate of Masahiro Tanaka and Yankees rotation up in the air as decision loomsNew York Daily NewsReports: Japanese team won’t allow […]

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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 body of Japanese baseball, is in effect and its ramifications …Decision on major league future of Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka appears …Los Angeles TimesAfter a […]