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Why do the Yankees want Tanaka to start Sunday?

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It's no secret the Yankees want Mashairo Tanaka to start on Sunday, months after he was shut down due to a UCL tear that wasn't surgically repaired. Some fans are hesitant about having Tanaka in a game out of fear Tanaka could blow out his arm and miss all of next season and some fans believe ...

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Yankees Injury Notes: Cervelli, Prado,Tanaka, Teixeira,

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Here are a few injury notes before tonight's Yankees/Rays game.  Francisco Cervelli: Francisco Cervelli has returned to the Yankees lineup following an episode of terrible migraines. Cervelli is behind the plate tonight while Brian McCann is playing first base (we'll get to that in a minute). Martin Prado: Martin Prado was placed on the 60-day DL following an emergency ...

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Tanaka feels rusty following simulated game

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Following Masahiro Tanaka's simulated game, he wasn't confident that his next step would be a Major League game. He was hit hard, but no runs scored and while he felt he had a bad outing, Larry Rothschild and Joe Girardi thought different. “I thought he was good,” Rothschild said. “I said all along if he comes ...

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Masahiro Tanaka throws a simulated game

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Masahiro Tanaka has just finished throwing a simulated game at the minor league complex in Tampa, Florida and to no one's surprise, it went well. Here was Tanaka's final line: 5 IP, 0R, 6H, 4K, 65 pitches. This is also worth mentioning...Tanaka's arm didn't fall off and it's still intact. Joe Girardi will meet with the media ...

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Some thoughts going into the Rays/Yankees series

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Followed by a disastrous series against the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees are packing their bags and heading to Tampa in order to face the Tampa Bay Rays in a three game set. Here's a few thoughts as the Yankees continue to cling on to their dim Wild Card hopes. -- As we all know, David Robertson ...

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Yankees have injuries to worry about in 2015

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When the Yankees came into Spring Training earlier this season, they had to deal with a fair amount of injuries, the main injury being Mark Teixeira and his wrist. As the season comes to a close, the Yankees have more injuries to worry about when they go into Spring Training in 2015. Keeping the roster healthy ...

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Martin Prado’s hamstring injury a lingering issue

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Over the weekend, Martin Prado returned to the lineup and although he wasn't moving well, his bat was on fire, which led the Yankees to believe they were on their way of having Prado in the lineup on a regular basis. It has been three days since Prado played, and he wasn't optimistic about playing ...

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Masahiro Tanaka inching closer to a rotation return

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Believe it or not, Masahiro Tanaka is one simulated game away from rejoining the Yankees rotation. Tanaka threw three innings and 45-pitches and he proclaimed his arm was stronger than it was two weeks ago when the Yankees were in Detroit. He'll throw an in-between start bullpen before pitching simulated game or a instructional league game ...

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