Masahiro Tanaka#19, SP, NY Yankees
- November 1, 1988
- Birth Place:
- Itami, Japan
— Player Notes
Advice: Tanaka is currently limited to a strengthening program due to "general soreness" in his pitching arm, but the Yanks seem convinced it's merely a minor setback. They're still holding out hope that he'll rejoin the rotation at some point next month. "He'll play catch for the next five or six days," Girardi said. "Our hope is to get him on a mound Thursday. I still think there's time to get him back if there are no more setbacks," Girardi added. "If there was to be another setback, obviously there would be a lot of concern."
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Advice: Tanaka said the pain he's experiencing is more in his forearm than elbow. The Yankees are saying that no doctor appointment is scheduled, so it appears to be a relatively minor setback. Still, the odds of Tanaka returning to contribute this year already weren't great and now he has less of a chance. The righty had been scheduled for a simulated game on Tuesday, but his timetable is now up in the air. Fantasy owners certainly shouldn't be counting on him.
More: Mark Feinsand on TwitterSun, Aug 31 Rotoworld
Advice: Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters afterward that the 49-pitch workout went well. Tanaka continues to make steady progress in his attempt to rehab a torn ulnar collateral ligament and could rejoin the Yankees' starting rotation next month if everything continues to go smoothly. It's not often that a pitcher who is diagnosed with a torn UCL is able to avoid Tommy John surgery, but it's also not unprecedented.Rotoworld
Advice: It's the next step after he got through a 35-pitch live batting practice session on Saturday. Tanaka's progress from a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament has been encouraging, but obviously he's not close to being out of the woods yet. The Yankees are hoping he'll be ready to rejoin their rotation at some point next month.
More: Bryan Hoch on TwitterThu, Aug 28 Rotoworld
Advice: "I felt like I wasn't able to hit my spot as much as I wanted to. I feel it's a little bit still rusty, but there were some good balls that I was able to throw, so it was a good step and I want to keep moving forward," Tanaka said through a translator. "I'm not saving anything when I throw each pitch." There remains no timetable for Tanaka's return, but he continues to progress in his recovery from a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. Perhaps the Yankees will get their ace back this season after all.
More: New York Daily NewsSun, Aug 24 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Boston
|Career vs. Bos||2||2||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||16.1||14||4||4||4||1||15||2.20||0.92||.233|
|Home (this year)||9||9||5||2||0||0||0||1||0||64.1||49||16||15||9||13||73||2.10||0.96||.206|
|Night (this year)||12||12||7||3||0||0||0||3||1||86.2||81||30||28||11||12||95||2.91||1.07||.248|
|Last game vs. Bos||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||9.0||7||2||2||2||1||8|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Jul 8||@Cle||L 3-5||L||6.2||10||5||5||2||1||5||12||4||0||0||0||129.1||2.51|
|Jul 3||@Min||W 7-4||W||7.0||9||4||4||0||0||3||12||3||0||0||0||122.2||2.27|
|Jun 28||Bos||L 1-2||L||9.0||7||2||2||2||1||8||11||3||0||0||0||115.2||2.10|
|Jun 22||Bal||L 0-8||L||7.0||6||3||3||1||1||6||11||2||0||0||0||106.2||2.11|
|Jun 17||Tor||W 3-1||W||6.0||5||1||1||1||2||10||11||1||0||0||0||99.2||1.99|
|Jun 11||@Sea||W 4-2||W||9.0||6||2||2||1||1||11||10||1||0||0||0||93.2||2.02|
|Jun 5||Oak||W 2-1||W||6.0||5||1||1||1||1||4||9||1||0||0||0||84.2||2.02|
|May 31||Min||W 3-1||W||8.0||4||1||0||0||2||9||8||1||0||0||0||78.2||2.06|
|May 25||@CWS||W 7-1||W||6.2||5||1||1||0||2||6||7||1||0||0||0||70.2||2.29|
|May 20||@ChC||L 1-6||L||6.0||8||4||3||0||1||7||6||1||0||0||0||64.0||2.39|