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  1. Masahiro Tanaka “is still reporting discomfort in his elbow”

    Jul 24, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is supposed to rest for six weeks before doctors determine if he needs Tommy John elbow surgery, but 10 days into the process things aren’t going well.

  2. Yankees GM Brian Cashman will prioritize pitching leading up to the trade deadline

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    The Yankees have lost four-fifths of their starting rotation with Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, and Ivan Nova all sidelined due to injury, but general manager Brian Cashman isn’t ready to throw in the towel on the season.

  3. MLB All-Star Game’s continued irrelevance could be saved by going international

    Jul 14, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

    84th MLB All-Star Game

    MLB All-Stars vs. Japanese League All-Stars, anyone?

  4. Yankees acquire Jeff Francis from A’s

    Jul 11, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Chicago Cubs

    Needing some emergency pitching depth following the Masahiro Tanaka injury news, the Yankees have acquired veteran left-hander Jeff Francis from the A’s.

  5. Masahiro Tanaka diagnosed with partially-torn UCL in elbow

    Jul 10, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka Getty

    The diagnosis is in on Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka and it’s not particularly promising.

  6. Derek Jeter is the most popular MLB jersey this year

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Yes, it’s Jeter day at HBT, apparently.

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 10, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT

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    A handful of injuries went down last night, but so too did strict adherence to the Restoring Pitching Act of 2013.

  8. Koji Uehara replaces injured starter Masahiro Tanaka on the American League All-Star team

    Jul 9, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has been named to the American League All-Star roster in place of Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka, who is on the disabled list with a right elbow injury.

  9. Masahiro Tanaka injured: Yankees ace to undergo an MRI exam on his right arm

    Jul 9, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    After a spectacular start to his MLB career Mashiro Tanaka has looked somewhat human of late, allowing nine runs and a .333 opponents’ batting average in his last two starts. And now we may know why.

  10. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 9, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

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    This was Jacob deGrom’s best performance since he played Jim Morrison in that Oliver Stone Doors flick.

  11. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  12. Masahiro Tanaka first in majors to 12 wins; fails to notch quality start for first time in MLB

    Jul 3, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Masahiro Tanaka began his major league career with 16 consecutive quality starts. That streak came to an end Thursday against the Twins.

  13. Rick Porcello throws second consecutive shutout

    Jul 1, 2014, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Tigers righty Rick Porcello didn’t record a shutout over the first 163 starts of his major league career. Now he has two shutouts in the past six days.

  14. Mike Napoli calls Masahiro Tanaka an “idiot” after hitting go-ahead ninth-inning home run

    Jun 29, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Mike Napoli took a verbal jab at Yankees rookie ace Masahiro Tanaka when he reached the Red Sox dugout after his go-ahead ninth-inning home run on Saturday night in New York.

  15. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 23, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

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    Mike Napoli stole home. Though, really, we should call what he did something else. Also: are we at “Peak Brandon” in Major League Baseball?

  16. Brian Cashman could make a deal in the coming weeks

    Jun 20, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

    Brian Cashman

    The Yankees may be on the prowl for a rotation upgrade in the coming weeks.

  17. CC Sabathia is at least six weeks from rejoining the Yankees

    Jun 18, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    Initially when CC Sabathia underwent stem cell treatment for chronic knee problems the Yankees said he’d be out at least six weeks, but now it’s four weeks later and manager Joe Girardi says the left-hander will probably be out for at least another six weeks.

  18. White Sox rookie Jose Abreu has impressed Albert Pujols

    Jun 9, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu has made a good first impression on Albert Pujols and it has nothing to do with his home run total.

  19. Tanaka tames the A’s

    Jun 5, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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    And Alfonso Soriano finally got a hit.

  20. A’s showing opponents that no lead is safe

    Jun 5, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brandon Moss

    Trailing in a game does little to affect the Oakland A’s right now.

  21. Mark Buehrle the first in 2014 to reach double-digit wins

    Jun 1, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Mark Buehrle

    Mark Buehrle reached double digits in wins on Sunday against the Royals while lowering his ERA to 2.10. He’s been enjoying a very productive season for the Blue Jays.

  22. White Sox slugger Jose Abreu to be activated Monday

    Jun 1, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT

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    The White Sox fell back under the .500 mark with Saturday’s loss to the Padres, but they’re still in second place in the American League Central standings and will get a big boost this week. MLB.com’s Scott Merkin reports that first baseman Jose Abreu will be activated from the disabled list Monday.

  23. Corey Kluber is a strikeout machine

    May 31, 2014, 11:42 AM EDT

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    After fanning 12 batters last night against the Rockies, Indians right-hander Corey Kluber leads the majors with 95 strikeouts.

  24. Masahiro Tanaka lost last night for the first time in 639 days

    May 21, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    In between losses Masahiro Tanaka made 42 starts for the Golden Eagles and Yankees, going 34-0.

  25. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 21, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    On HBT Daily yesterday I said Johnny Cueto would give up more than two runs in a game before Masahiro Tanaka got his first loss. Both happened yesterday, but I’m pretty sure the Nats got their third run off Cueto before the Yankees-Cubs game ended, so I’m gonna claim victory.

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