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  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 11:15 P.M.

    Gary Sanchez homers again, Masahiro Tanaka rolls as Yankees blank Mariners

    SEATTLE – For the first time in a month, the offense that helped lift the Seattle Mariners back into playoff contention went absent and on a day Hisashi Iwakuma was …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016, 5:50 P.M.

    M’s notes: Seth Smith says groin ailment no longer a problem

    NEW YORK — Outfielder Seth Smith is back to the strength-building stage in his recovery from a nagging groin injury that surfaced midway through spring training. “The groin is fine,” …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016, 5:46 P.M.

    Yankees’ bullpen preserves 4-3 win over Mariners

    The Mariners stayed away from the back end of New York’s vaunted bullpen in winning the first two games of their weekend series at Yankee Stadium.


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 20, 2015, 6:45 P.M.

    Baseball: Mike Maddux, a wanted man, has offer from Texas Rangers

    The Texas Rangers have extended a contract offer to pitching coach Mike Maddux, who is considering potential opportunities with other clubs before deciding if he will stay with the Rangers.


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015

    Padres reach deal with former Royals pitcher James Shields

    Right-hander James Shields, who helped Kansas City reach the World Series last season, has agreed to a $75 million, four-year contract with the San Diego Padres. The deal includes an …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014

    Batters 0-46 against Petit

    Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the visiting Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Thursday for …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014

    Yanks on the mend

    Masahiro Tanaka has taken a very small step toward returning to the New York Yankees rotation, playing a pain-free game of catch. Michael Pineda, another sidelined Yankees starter, appears much …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

    MLB notes: All-Star Yadier Molina out 8-12 weeks

    St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will undergo surgery today to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and could miss the rest of the season. The team …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014

    MLB Notes: Yankees Masahiro Tanaka placed on DL

    The New York Yankees’ battered rotation may have suffered the most crucial loss of all. Rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka, who leads the majors with 12 wins, has been placed on …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014, 11:23 P.M.

    Mariners get stymied by Tanaka in Yanks’ win

    Before Wednesday night, Robinson Cano’s only opinion of Masahiro Tanaka came from what he saw on television.


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014

    Yanks’ Tanaka solid in debut

    Masahiro Tanaka got a startling welcome to the major leagues when the Japanese star gave up a home run to Toronto’s Melky Cabrera on his third big league pitch. Provided …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 14, 2014

    Tanaka throws first bullpen for Yankees

    Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka shed the dark business suit and put on a gray Yankees T-shirt and blue shorts. Time to get to work. After agreeing to a $155 million, seven-year …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013

    Bidding war begins on Japanese pitcher Tanaka

    NEW YORK – The bidding for Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has begun. All 30 major league teams were notified that the 30-day period to sign the star 25-year-old right-hander …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 2013

    Tanaka’s team says he can seek career in U.S.

    TOKYO – Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to move to the majors next season after his Japanese team Rakuten Eagles announced Wednesday it was prepared to let him leave, reversing …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

    Tanaka wants to leave Japan for U.S.

    Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka wants to move to Major League Baseball next season but his Japanese team doesn’t want to let him go. MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball’s new posting system …


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