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  1. Yankees announce rotation: Masahiro Tanaka on Opening Day, followed by Pineda, Sabathia, Eovaldi

    Mar 27, 2015, 11:28 AM EDT

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    So far so good in Tanaka’s attempt to avoid Tommy John surgery.

  2. 2015 Preview: New York Yankees

    Mar 25, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Joe Girardi

    This could be the worst Yankees team in 25 years. It’s also a team that could sneak up and snag a wild card. With the 2015 Yankees, almost all things are possible. For better or worse.

  3. Masahiro Tanaka to be named the Yankees Opening Day starter

    Mar 25, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    It will the first time CC Sabathia has not started an Opening Day game since 2005.

  4. Masahiro Tanaka is pitching well with a torn elbow ligament

    Mar 19, 2015, 10:52 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    Tanaka has thrown 5.2 scoreless innings in two spring training starts.

  5. CC Sabathia to make Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday

    Mar 14, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia AP

    Sabathia was limited to just eight starts last season due to a knee injury.

  6. Masahiro Tanaka throws two perfect innings in spring debut

    Mar 12, 2015, 8:47 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    Excellent news for the Yankees and their fans here…

  7. Masahiro Tanaka to make spring debut Thursday

    Mar 8, 2015, 5:01 PM EDT

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    Tanaka worked through a successful two-inning simulated outing on Saturday in Yankees camp and figures to go two innings in his first start of the spring.

  8. Masahiro Tanaka throws simulated game, next step could be Grapefruit League debut

    Mar 7, 2015, 1:39 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    Whether Masahiro Tanaka’s elbow will hold up this season is anyone’s guess, but so far the news is positive out of Yankees camp.

  9. Yu Darvish diagnosed with sprain of UCL in elbow, could need Tommy John surgery

    Mar 7, 2015, 11:17 AM EDT

    Yu Darvish AP

    Awful news here for the Rangers and baseball fans in general.

  10. Masahiro Tanaka expected to make his 2015 Grapefruit League debut on March 12

    Mar 4, 2015, 6:22 PM EDT

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    He successfully rehabbed a torn UCL in his right elbow last season and the Yankees’ fingers remain crossed that the 26-year-old from Japan will be able to avoid Tommy John elbow reconstructive surgery.

  11. CC Sabathia showed up to camp weighing 305 pounds

    Feb 22, 2015, 8:10 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia, 305 pounds. Woof.

  12. Masahiro Tanaka throws his first bullpen session of the spring

    Feb 19, 2015, 7:45 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    All eyes were on Masahiro Tanaka at Yankees camp today as he threw his first bullpen session of the spring.

  13. The Yankees have received positive reports on Masahiro Tanaka this offseason

    Feb 9, 2015, 6:34 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    There’s a lot riding on Masahiro Tanaka’s elbow this season.

  14. The Jon Lester deal is official; Cubs to hold press conference Monday

    Dec 13, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

    Jon Lester AP

    The Cubs came out on top in the Jon Lester sweepstakes earlier this week and they are ready to make the deal official.

  15. Thought experiment: How many MLB teams would wipe the slate clean?

    Nov 26, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia AP

    Since there’s no such thing as a stupid question …

  16. The Cubs have offered Jon Lester “north of $135 million”

    Nov 25, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT

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    Based on what we know at the moment, the Cubs’ offer is the richest one out there.

  17. Jose Abreu is a unanimous selection for AL Rookie of the Year

    Nov 10, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    Joins Albert Pujols, Evan Longoria and Mike Trout as unanimous winners.

  18. Kenta Maeda: the next $100 million Japanese pitcher?

    Oct 5, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is hearing that Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda could command $120-130 million.

  19. Pouliot’s 2014 American League awards picks

    Sep 29, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Trout vs. Martinez? Hernandez vs. Kluber? Here are one person’s picks for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

  20. Masahiro Tanaka doesn’t make it out of the second inning vs. the Red Sox

    Sep 27, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

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    This won’t exactly give the Yankees peace of mind going into the offseason.

  21. Masahiro Tanaka is going to pitch again on Saturday

    Sep 22, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Good news for the Yankees and their once and future ace

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

    Sep 22, 2014, 5:14 AM EDT

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    The Royals salvage one and their hopes of an AL Central title remain alive.

  23. Masahiro Tanaka pitches the Yankees to a victory in his first start since early July

    Sep 21, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    tanaka yankees getty

    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka looked sharp Sunday in his first start since July 8, scattering five hits over 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball in a 5-2 win over the visiting Blue Jays. He struck out four batters, did not issue a walk, and only went to one three-ball count all afternoon.

  24. Masahiro Tanaka expected to be limited to 70-75 pitches in return Sunday

    Sep 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Tanaka has been out since July 8 with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, but he’ll make his return Sunday against the Blue Jays.

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