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Masahiro Tanaka
  • Masahiro Tanaka In Negotiations To Return To Rakuten Eagles

    Jan 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Yankees Masahiro Tanaka
  • Masahiro Unlikely To Return To Yankees

    The New York Yankees and free-agent starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka remain in contact, but there's a good chance that he'll be pitching elsewhere in 2021 and beyond. There is strong interest from teams in Japan and the chance to earn a bigger deal in his native country. New York's one-year, $11 million deal with Corey Kluber also makes it unlikely that Tanaka will return to the Bronx. The Yankees are also finalizing a six-year, $90 million deal with second baseman DJ LeMahieu. The two deals will give the Yanks an estimated competitive balance tax figure of around $207 million, just shy of the first threshold of $210 million. Tanaka had a decent 3.56 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with a 22.3 percent strikeout rate and 4.1 percent walk rate in 48 innings in 2020. The Japanese righty is usually a pretty reliable fantasy starter, but he may be unavailable to fantasy managers if he heads overseas.

    Jan 18 · RotoBaller Yankees Masahiro Tanaka
  • Masahiro Tanaka possibly pitches in Japan this year

    Jan 14 · FantasyPros Yankees Masahiro Tanaka