Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn UCL

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Oh man, this is bad news. Masahiro Tanaka, the New York Yankees' stellar Japanese hurler was placed on the disabled list yesterday with "elbow inflammation," but after an MRI the news got much, much worse on Thursday. Tanaka has reportedly been diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his ...

Masahiro Tanaka: Yankees, Dodgers, Angels lead for righty

Monday, January 13th, 2014

After reports surfaced that the Seattle Mariners were the favorites to land Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, there seems to have been a major shift in the pursuit of him. Tanaka reportedly met with eight to nine teams while he was visiting the United States recently, and reports out of Japan indicate ...

Kevin Youkilis signs with Japanese team

Friday, December 20th, 2013

In 2011, Kevin Youkilis was an All-Star and appeared to be settled into a role as one of the most consistent hitters in baseball. Fast forward two years and now he'll be playing his baseball overseas. On Friday the 34-year-old Youkilis signed a contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan ...

Masahiro Tanaka to get more than $100 million?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to be posted for Major League Baseball teams to bid on soon. And according to reports, the 25-year-old could get more than $100 million from the big league team that signs him. Tanaka could be the best pitcher to ever come from Japan to the ...

New York Yankees will go hard after Masahiro Tanaka this offseason

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be one of the most sought-after players on baseball's free agent market this winter. Someone will almost surely pay the 25-year-old right-hander a ton of money, and apparently the New York Yankees are willing to do just that to get him. Tanaka is considered by ...