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Mashairo Tanaka throws off a mound

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As promised, Masahiro Tanaka threw off a Major League mound for the first time since partially tearing his UCL. He threw 25 fastballs to home plate and this was a significant step for him. Mainly because, Tanaka felt no pain in his elbow whatsoever. “I think we’re heading in the right direction,” Tanaka said. “So I ...

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Masahiro Tanaka to throw off a mound tomorrow

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Masahiro Tanaka has been doing long toss since being cleared by the doctors office and tomorrow he's scheduled to take his next step in returning to the Yankees. Tanaka will throw a 25 pitch side session tomorrow and this could be the tell-tale sign of where the Yankees are with Tanaka. So far Tanaka has reported ...

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Yankees Notes: Pineda, Tanaka, Kuroda

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Here are a few notes from the Yankees before tonight's game with the Baltimore Orioles. Michael Pineda: The Yankees have officially activated Michael Pineda from the disabled list. As a corresponding move, the Yankees have designated Chris Leroux for assignment. Masahiro Tanaka: Masahiro Tanaka threw again on flat ground today, this time throwing nothing but fastballs. Tanaka ...

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Michael Pineda returns to the mound tonight

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The last time we saw Michael Pineda, he was ejected from a Major League game due to a pine tar incident against the Boston Red Sox. He was initially suspended just 10 games, but when he tried to throw a side session while he was suspended, he felt something in his teres major muscle, causing ...

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Teixeira (still) out with pinky injury

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Mark Teixeira took a few dry swings and gripped a bat two days after injuring his pinkie finger while sliding into home plate and...he didn't make much progress. “Pretty painful,” Teixeira said. “But I’m going to go out, run around, stretch, hopefully some blood flow will help, get it warm. During the day, as the day ...

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Mark Teixeira sits after injuring pinky

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The scene last night for Mark Teixeira didn't look very good. After he slid into home plate, his hand was spiked against the catchers cleat, causing him to get a deep cut on his pinkie and him ultimately being taken out of the game. The bad news: Mark Teixeira needed stitches on his pinky. The good news: He ...

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Yankees players to interact with fans prior to tonight’s game

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The New York Yankees are finding a way to give back to their fans and this afternoon, they'll get a chance to interact with them. Here's the schedule for tonight's activities via the New York Yankees Media Relations: - At 5:00 p.m., Yankees pitchers Masahiro Tanaka and David Phelps will be stationed behind the counters at ...

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Could Masahiro Tanaka avoid Tommy John Surgery?

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When Masahiro Tanaka went on the disabled list with a partially torn UCL, the Yankees and their fans were worried Tanaka would be the latest pitcher to go under the knife and have Tommy John Surgery. Three doctors prescribed Tanaka to hold off on the surgery with hopes he could rehab and return to ...

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