Tanaka’s second start to come vs. Phillies

Home > Sports > Football

print dictionary print

Tanaka’s second start to come vs. Phillies

Masahiro Tanaka will make his second spring training start for the New York Yankees on Thursday.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced Sunday the Japanese star will pitch in the road game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Florida.

Tanaka threw two shutout innings in his debut Saturday, allowing two hits and striking out three in the Yankees’ 4-0 victory over Philadelphia. He is set to go three innings Thursday.

“I thought he handled the situation really well because I think there’s been a lot of anticipation,” Girardi said.

Tanaka signed a $155 million, seven-year contract in January. He was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA last year while leading the Rakuten Golden Eagles to a Japan Series title.

The right-hander is expected to start the Yankees’ third or fourth game in the regular season.

AP

More in Football

Ulsan face a tough fight to the FIFA Club World Cup

#Sonny gets own emoji as Spurs launch Korean account

Spurs and Chelsea both interested in 'The Monster' Kim Min-jae

Son becomes first Asian footballer to hit 100 EPL goals and assists

Former Spurs, PSV star takes on new role as Gangwon CEO

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now