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  1. Masahiro Tanaka pitches a simulated game, on track to pitch in September

    Aug 28, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    The Yankees are two and a half games back in the wild card and could use a shot in the arm.

  2. Money, money, money (and Bud Selig’s nirvana)

    Aug 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    Here at the end of his tenure, baseball is closer to Selig’s nirvana than perhaps ever before.

  3. Yankees considering six-man rotation when Masahiro Tanaka returns

    Aug 23, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Masahiro Tanaka is making progress towards a September return, at which point the Yankees could utilize a six-man rotation.

  4. Masahiro Tanaka to throw against live hitters Saturday

    Aug 21, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT

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    Masahiro Tanaka’s attempt to avoid Tommy John elbow surgery with the rest-and-rehab approach has gone well enough that the Yankees right-hander will face live hitters for the first time Saturday.

  5. Masahiro Tanaka throws all his pitches in bullpen session

    Aug 20, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed in early July with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow — the injury that almost always leads to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery — but he’s trying the rest and rehab route first and it’s actually going pretty smoothly so far.

  6. Derek Jeter, Andrew McCutchen do the ice bucket challenge

    Aug 20, 2014, 9:41 AM EDT

    Ice Bucket

    In addition to raising awareness of a good cause, Jeter’s challenge raised awareness of CC Sabathia’s actual existence.

  7. Masahiro Tanaka throws first bullpen session since being shut down with elbow injury

    Aug 16, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the disabled list in early July with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow.

  8. Masahiro Tanaka will throw a 25-pitch bullpen on Saturday

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Masahiro Tanaka will throw 25 fastballs in a bullpen session on Saturday as the Yankees attempt to get him back into pitching shape for a late-September return.

  9. Jonathan Schoop owns the Yankees (and is terrible against everyone else)

    Aug 14, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

    Jonathan Schoop

    Orioles rookie Jonathan Schoop homered against the Yankees last night for the second straight game and the 23-year-old infielder has hit .379 with four homers, two doubles, and a 1.262 OPS in nine games versus New York.

  10. Masahiro Tanaka throws 10 fastballs on flat ground, hopes to return to Yankees this season

    Aug 13, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT

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    Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed last month with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and that injury pretty much always leads to Tommy John reconstructive surgery, but the right-hander is still holding out hope that rest and rehab will do the trick.

  11. David Phelps has had elbow problems for “three or four weeks”

    Aug 4, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

    Because the injuries to the Yankees’ starting rotation apparently never stop, David Phelps exited last night’s game after two innings with what the team is calling right elbow inflammation.

  12. Masahiro Tanaka could test out his elbow if given clearance Monday

    Aug 3, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Some potentially uplifting news for the Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka could play catch if given clearance by a doctor tomorrow. The pitcher hasn’t pitched in a month due to a right elbow injury.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

    Jul 14, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

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

  16. 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.

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

    Jul 10, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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