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Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka to return to ace-like form

TAMPA — At exactly this time last year, Masahiro Tanaka already knew he was the Opening Day starter. Tanaka was supposed to be the surest thing in the starting rotation in 2017, but it turned out he was far from ...

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Masahiro Tanaka returning gives Yankees title-caliber rotation

The Yankees’ offseason just got a lot simpler for Brian Cashman. Well, other than hiring a manager, which the GM seems content to take his time in doing. But with Masahiro Tanaka deciding on Friday not to invoke the opt-out ...

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Masahiro Tanaka has huge decision to make regarding opt-out

And the clock has officially started. With the World Series wrapping up in Game 7, Masahiro Tanaka now has three days to inform the Yankees whether he is opting out of his contract. Tanaka, who turned 29 on Nov. 1, ...

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Masahiro Tanaka had third straight strong start despite loss

HOUSTON —This was not the outing for Masahiro Tanaka to work with what he believed to be anything less than his maximum stuff on the mound, even if he squeezed the most out of himself for as long as possible ...

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Masahiro Tanaka's position in playoff rotation still unknown

Masahiro Tanaka has provided plenty of head-scratching starts, in either direction, in a confounding regular season that began with a clunker on Opening Day in Tampa and concluded with a sterling 15-strikeout performance on Friday at the Stadium. In between, ...

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Masahiro Tanaka coughs up 8 runs, Yankees fall to Blue Jays, 8-1

TORONTO — The Yankees will have to wait at least one more day to clinch a playoff spot. Masahiro Tanaka served up eight runs and three more homers in his latest debacle of an outing, and got little offensive support ...

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Masahiro Tanaka can't start do-or-die playoff game for Yankees

TORONTO — The Yankees should opt out of starting $ 22 million enigma Masahiro Tanaka in any sort of do-or-die playoff game. Because the inconsistent Tanaka simply can’t be trusted. Tanaka allowed three more homers over 5.2 innings — adding ...

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Masahiro Tanaka overcomes rough start in solid outing for Yankees

Three batters and five pitches into his start Wednesday, it looked like Masahiro Tanaka was going to follow up his 14-strikeout gem with another daytime dud. But Tanaka found his groove after allowing a run and three hits to start ...

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