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Tanaka to debut Saturday (with CC and Kuroda)

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 25, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Masahiro TanakaMasahiro Tanaka will make his Yankees spring training debut on Saturday. But he won’t be starting.

CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Tanaka will all pitch in Saturday’s game against the Phillies. Sabathia will be the starter. All three will be expected to go two innings or 35 pitches.

After Saturday, those three will be separated, with Tanaka occasionally getting extra rest along the way.





14 Responses to “Tanaka to debut Saturday (with CC and Kuroda)”

  1. hardwired7 February 25th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Saturday’s game is on YES.

    The only way it could be better is if they found a way to work Pineda in there too.

  2. Blojaldo February 25th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    That will be a game worth seeing. How exciting! Tanaka san!

  3. blake February 25th, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    @BNightengale: Jameis Winston on meeting the #Yankees greats: “It was probably better than winning the national championship.” #Seminoles

  4. kd February 25th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I think the yankees should give johan santana a minor league deal, if he’ll accept it. why not see if he can get hot for a while and be a nice spot starter or long man.

  5. tomingeorgia February 25th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Where did everyone go?

  6. pkyankfan69 February 25th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Sweet… Definitely a game to watch on Sat

  7. Blojaldo February 25th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    “The splitter was the single most difficult pitch for me to hit during my career. In hitting, everything is based off the fastball. When a pitcher throws a fastball with giddyup and can also throw an effective splitter, the hitter has little chance of success. I struggled with the splitter for the longest time. If a pitcher like Sutter had the splitter in his repertoire, he could throw me one thigh-high, and I would roll it to second base for the out.”

    – Tony Gwynn

  8. Chip February 25th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Jerkface February 25th, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Question: Why would the Orioles trade Danny Valencia to us? He seemed to hit pretty well for them.

    He’s not with the Orioles, he’s with the Royals.

    Dayton Moore said in their Fan Fest that the team will likely carry 12 pitchers and at least 4 bench spots, one will go to the back up catcher and one will go to Pedro Ciriaco because he can play SS. So that leaves 2 spots for them to pick from 4 guys: Jimmy Paredes, Justin Maxwell, Danny Valencia and Jarrod Dyson.

    Dyson makes a ton of sense for them to keep as a PR/defensive replacement so that leaves Maxwell, Paredes, Valencia for one spot.

    The decision will be whether they want Maxwell or Valencia. Given that they have more INF options than OF options on their 40 – they might lean towards Maxwell, especially if they can trade Valencia for an upgrade to their BUC situation.

  9. blake February 25th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Clemens’s career really got reborn when he developed that split……great fastball command and a great split served him pretty well

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