Masahiro Tanaka News Archive
Manager Joe Girardi announced Friday that Tanaka will start Opening Day against the Blue Jays.
Tanaka didn't top 89 mph in his start Wednesday until the third inning, The Record reports. He said that he's moving away from using his four-seam fastball, instead relying more on his slider and splitter.
Tanaka is currently lined up to start for the Yankees on Opening Day, Newsday reports.
Tanaka tossed 3.2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts in Wednesday's Grapefruit League win over the Braves.
Tanaka threw two perfect innings with two strikeouts in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves.
Tanaka will make his Grapefruit League debut Thursday against the Braves.
Tanaka threw 29 pitches in a simulated game Saturday, the NY Daily News reports.
Tanaka is expected to start against the Braves on March 12 in Grapefruit League play, Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes reports.
Tanaka faced live hitters for the first time in spring training.
Tanaka threw 40 pitches off a mound Thursday and is progressing well, according to pitching coach Larry Rothschild, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.