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
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) is scheduled to face live hitters on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

Advice: It'll be his first taste of simulated action since being diagnosed with a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow back in early July. That injury pretty much always leads to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, but Tanaka is trying the rehab route first and having success with it so far. He threw all of his sliders in a 35-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon. The Japanese ace is aiming to return sometime in September.

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7 hours ago Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon.

Advice: Tanaka mixed in fastballs, curveballs, sliders, and even a few splitters while reporting no discomfort in his right elbow. "It went well, but it was actually my first time throwing breaking balls -- something other than fastballs -- in the bullpen, so I felt it was a little bit rusty," Tanaka said through an interpreter. "I'll have to brush that up a little bit." The right-hander was diagnosed in early July with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, but he is aiming to return to a major league mound sometime in September.

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Thu, Aug 21 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will throw another bullpen session on Wednesday.

Advice: It's not clear how many pitches he will throw after he tossed 25 fastballs in his first bullpen session Saturday. Tanaka's recovery from a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament has gone as well as could be hoped to this point, but he's far from out of the woods. There's no timetable for the righty's return.

More: New York Daily News

Wed, Aug 20 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

Advice: He came through the session with his elbow feeling fine, but the Yankees will wait and see how he feels on Sunday before determining the next step in his recovery process. The Japanese right-hander is still hopeful of returning to the Yankees rotation this season.

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Wed, Aug 20 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday.

Advice: Tanaka threw off flat ground again Friday and also participated in pitcher's fielding practice. However, Saturday's bullpen session will be his first since he was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Tanaka remains hopeful of returning at some point this season and Saturday's 'pen session will go a long way in determining whether that comes to fruition.

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Sat, Aug 16 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw 10 fastballs on flat ground Wednesday without issue.

Advice: It was the first full-effort throwing that Tanaka has done since being diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow back in early July. That injury almost always leads to Tommy John reconstructive surgery, but Tanaka told reporters Wednesday that he feels he can return to the majors this year. We'll see.

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Head-to-head vs. Chi White Sox

Head-to-head vs. Chi White Sox
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. CWS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 5 1 1 0 2 6 1.35 1.05 .217
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. CWS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 5 1 1 0 2 6
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