Thu, 05 Sep 2013 09:20:08 -0700
The San Francisco Giants released 2B Kensuke Tanaka Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:22:20 -0700
The San Francisco Giants designated 2B Kensuke Tanaka and RP Dan Runzler for assignment Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:14:00 -0700
The San Francisco Giants optioned OF Kensuke Tanaka to Triple-A Fresno Monday, July 29.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:49:44 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Jeff Francoeur is expected to join the club Saturday, July 13, and he will form a platoon in left field with OF Kensuke Tanaka. "With Tanaka, the way he's playing, he'll be in there for the most part against right-handers," manager Bruce Bochy said Friday, July 12.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:33:38 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Kensuke Tanaka, who played nine games in the outfield with Triple-A Fresno, is expected to be used some in the outfield, and he also might be asked to serve as the leadoff hitter to get the offense going. OF Jeff Francoeur will report to Fresno, but he could come up soon and be another option in left after the All-Star break. Tanaka hit .330 with a .392 on-base percentage at Fresno.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:08:09 -0700
The San Francisco Giants recalled 2B Kensuke Tanaka and SP Michael Kickham from the minors Tuesday, July 9, and designated OF Cole Gillespie for assignment and placed C Hector Sanchez (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain in corresponding moves.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:09:01 -0700
The San Francisco Giants have sent 2B Kensuke Tanaka, C Jackson Williams and C Johnny Monell to the minor league camp.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:16:30 -0800
San Francisco Giants 2B Kensuke Tanaka has been taking grounders at shortstop but is also willing to play some left field in order to win a job on the team.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:03:23 -0800
The San Francisco Giants signed free-agent 2B Kensuke Tanaka (Japanese League) to a minor-league deal Wednesday, Jan. 9. The deal includes an invite to spring training. He will compete for the team's utility infielder role.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 23:34:20 -0800
The Texas Rangers are looking at Japanese League INF Kensuke Tanaka, who recently opted out of the final year of his contract with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters so he could pursue a long-held goal of playing in the major leagues. Alan Nero, managing director of Octagon Baseball, acknowledged on Friday the Rangers' interest in Tanaka, who was once a teammate of SP Yu Darvish.