Masahiro Tanaka

#19, SP, NY Yankees
Masahiro Tanaka
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    210
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    November 1, 1988
  • Birth Place:
    Itami, Japan
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted
  • W
    2
  • L
    1
  • ERA
    3.22
  • K
    24
  • BB
    7


Player Notes
Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) will throw 65 pitches in his next rehab start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

Advice: The Yankees aren't ruling out activating him from the disabled list after that, although it's possible they'll ask him to make an additional rehab start. Tanaka threw just 41 pitches over three scoreless innings on Thursday for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in his first rehab outing.

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7 hours ago Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) is expected to require at least two more rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list.

Advice: Tanaka threw just 41 pitches over three scoreless innings on Thursday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in his first rehab outing. He could throw 60 pitches in his next start and 75 in his one after that before being activated, or the Yankees might choose to give him an additional 90-pitch outing. Tanaka will meet with team medical staff and manager Joe Girardi on Friday and a plan will be laid out at that time.

More: New York Daily News

Fri, May 22 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) allowed just two hits over three scoreless innings of work in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.

Advice: Tanaka struck out two on the day and didn't issue a walk, throwing 41 pitches in his three frames. Going only three innings in this one, he's likely to need another rehab start before being ready to rejoin the Yankees rotation. Before hitting the disabled list, he posted a 3.22 ERA and 24/7 K/BB ratio over his 22 1/3 innings.

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Fri, May 22 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) will make a minor league rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

Advice: Tanaka was cleared for game action after throwing 29 pitches in a bullpen session Monday without discomfort in his forearm or wrist. It's unclear if he'll need more than one outing before being activated from the disabled list. Tanaka had a 3.22 ERA and 24/7 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings over four starts before landing on the DL last month.

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Thu, May 21 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) could begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday.

Advice: Tanaka threw 29 pitches in a bullpen session Monday at Nationals Park, his third since going on the disabled list about a month ago with a right forearm strain and right wrist tendinitis. It's unclear whether he'll require more than one rehab start, but he appears on track for a return around the end of the month if all goes well.

More: Yankees.mlb.com

Tue, May 19 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) threw a 29-pitch bullpen session Monday morning at Nationals Park.

Advice: There's talk that he might be cleared to make a minor league rehab start later this week at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Tanaka has been out since April 23 because of a right forearm strain and right wrist tendinitis. And he's also still got a partially-torn ligament in his right elbow. It's tough to know what to expect from the 26-year-old going forward. He had a 3.22 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 24/7 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings (four starts) this season before landing on the disabled list.

More: Bryan Hoch on Twitter

Tue, May 19 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) could begin a rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Advice: Tanaka will throw a bullpen session Monday and if all goes well, he'll get the green light to begin rehabbing. The 26-year-old hasn't started a game since April 23 due to a right forearm strain. Since starting last season 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA, Tanaka has gone 3-2 with a 3.99 ERA over his last six outings. He still has that partially-torn ligament in his right elbow.

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Mon, May 18 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Sunday, May 24

Head-to-head vs. Texas

Head-to-head vs. Texas
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Home (this year) 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9 9 7 2 5 10 7.00 1.56 .250
Night (this year) 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 6 4 3 1 3 12 2.25 0.75 .143
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
Apr 23 @Det W 2-1 - 6.1 3 1 1 0 2 6 2 1 0 0 0 22.1 3.22
Apr 18 @TB W 9-0 W 7.0 2 0 0 0 0 8 2 1 0 0 0 16.0 3.94
Apr 12 Bos W 14-4 W 5.0 4 4 3 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 9.0 7.00
Apr 6 Tor L 1-6 L 4.0 5 5 4 1 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 9.00
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 20 20 13 5 0 0 0 3 1 136.1 123 47 42 15 21 141 2.77 1.06 .240
2015 NYY 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 22.1 14 10 8 2 7 24 3.22 0.94 .175
Totals 24 24 15 6 0 0 0 3 1 158.2 137 57 50 17 28 165 2.84 1.04 .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 20 P 20 136 12 26 14 0 1 1.000
2015 NYY 4 P 4 22 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Totals 24 P 24 158 12 26 14 0 1 1.000