Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:22:22 -0700
New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) has a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, according to general manager Brian Cashman. Tanaka will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection and attempt a throwing program. He could return in as little as six weeks, but Tommy John surgery is an option if the injury doesn't respond to treatment.
Fantasy Tip: While there is a chance Tanaka could be back this year, there is also a real possibility he will become the latest ace to undergo Tommy John surgery. If he does need Tommy John surgery, Tanaka will miss at least 12 months.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:36:03 -0700
New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) is scheduled to visit with a team doctor in Seattle Thursday, July 10.
Fantasy Tip: Check back later this evening or tomorrow morning for the results of Tanaka's doctor visit. We should have a better idea of how much time he's expected to miss.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:01:29 -0700
New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) has been placed on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
Fantasy Tip: This could be the nail in the coffin for the Yankees' season, depending on Tanaka's MRI results. The good news is that this comes right before the All-Star break. Check back for the results of his tests, when we should have a better idea of how much time he'll miss. Chase Whitley, who was just recently sent to the bullpen, could regain a long-term spot in the rotation if Tanaka's injury turns out to be serious.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:35:58 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (arm) informed the team he had some discomfort in his right arm after his start Tuesday, July 8.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:23:49 -0700
New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (arm) is traveling to New York to undergo an MRI on his right arm, according to sources.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known what the issue for Tanaka is at this point, but owners should be monitoring the situation to see the severity of a possible injury. Tanaka will get some time to rest since the All-Star break is coming up.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:25:27 -0700
New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed a season-high five runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, July 8. He missed a chance at becoming major league's first 13-game winner this season. Tanaka struck out five and walked one but was hurt by the long ball in the outing. He's allowed at least one homer in six of his last seven starts after giving up none in his last five outings.
Fantasy Tip: Is Tanaka tiring? It could be that, but it's probably unlikely. Tanaka relies heavily on the placement of his pitches, so if he misses, he is vulnerable to damage. However, it's really nothing to be alarmed about.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:23:13 -0700
New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka and RP Dellin Betances, Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir and RP Sean Doolittle, Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish, Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez, Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland, Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins, Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price and Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer have been named as the pitchers for the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:08:30 -0700
New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 and allowed a run over six innings to beat the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, June 17. He leads the majors with 11 wins and has an AL-best 1.99 ERA.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:45:26 -0700
New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka struck out 11 and threw a complete game in his victory over the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 11, to become the second pitcher in baseball with 10 wins. He has won four straight starts now. Tanaka gave up six hits while walking one, and he leads the American League with a 2.02 ERA. He has allowed only four earned runs in his last 29 2/3 innings and hasn't given up more than three earned runs in any of his starts.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:22:59 -0700
New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (9-1) allowed just one run in six innings against the Oakland Athletics, baseball's highest scoring team, Thursday, June 5, to lower his American League-leading ERA to 2.02.