• Masahiro Tanaka will be Yankees main attraction, despite Brian Cashman's efforts to downplay him

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Feb 11, 2014
    In a gallant effort to lower expectations for his $155 million man (and not hurt CC Sabathia’s feelings by prematurely dumping him as ace of the staff), Brian Cashman said he views Masahiro Tanaka as a No. 3 starter. Number three in the mind of the GM unt
    • Yankees’ Newest Star Welcomes Biggest Stage

      Masahiro Tanaka buttoned up a No. 19 pinstriped jersey at Yankee Stadium, tugged on that famous navy blue cap and proclaimed, in English, “I’m very happy to be a Yankee.”
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Tanaka Makes Splashy Arrival as a Yankee

      Masahiro Tanaka got off to a flying start as the New York Yankees' latest big-money player at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday after a splashy arrival.
      Source: nytimes.com
  • Yankees bow to spirit of George Steinbrenner during Masahiro Tanaka presser

    Hal Steinbrenner freely admits he’s not a baseball guy, so he had to be convinced by his scouts that Masahiro Tanaka’s stuff is capable of dominating in the major leagues. But the Yankee owner claims to know star presence when he sees it, and as such he…
    • View From Studio 3: Tanaka takes New York

      On the same day the country celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States, a "rock star" of a different kind landed in the Big Apple. This time it was on a commercial airline chartered by new Yankees pitcher Masa…
      Sources: MLB.com ESPN.com
    • Matsuzaka Says Tanaka’s Biggest Adjustment May Be to Life in the U.S.

      Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is hoping to make the Mets’ rotation, said that Masahiro Tanaka had what it took to succeed with the Yankees.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • After Chartering 787, Tanaka Introduced by Yanks

      The latest high-priced addition to the New York Yankees stood on the dais in front of a large news conference, put on his pinstriped jersey with No. 19 and smiled.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Yankees formally introduce Tanaka in Bronx

      Masahiro Tanaka has arrived in the United States, but before he meets his new teammates in Florida at Spring Training, the prized right-hander had his first chance to try on the pinstripes on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
      Source: MLB.com

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