Masahiro Tanaka

#19, SP, NY Yankees
Masahiro Tanaka
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    205
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    November 1, 1988
  • Birth Place:
    Itami, Japan
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted
  • W
    12
  • L
    4
  • ERA
    2.51
  • K
    135
  • BB
    19


Player Notes
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that the club hopes Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will be ready to resume throwing off a mound on Thursday.

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."

More: New York Daily News

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) has been shut down from throwing due to "general soreness" in his pitching arm.

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.

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Sun, Aug 31 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw a successful simulated game Thursday morning at Comerica Park.

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.

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Fri, Aug 29 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Thursday.

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.

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Thu, Aug 28 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) felt good during a 35-pitch live batting practice session on Saturday.

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 News

Sun, Aug 24 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Boston

Head-to-head vs. Boston
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
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
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
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
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2014 NYY 18 18 12 4 0 0 0 3 1 129.1 111 39 36 15 19 135 2.51 1.01 .231
Totals 18 18 12 4 0 0 0 3 1 129.1 111 39 36 15 19 135 2.51 1.01 .231
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2014 NYY 3 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222
Totals 3 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2014 NYY 18 P 18 129 12 25 13 0 1 1.000
Totals 18 P 18 129 12 25 13 0 1 1.000