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Can the Yankees Trust Masahiro Tanaka in a Wild Card Game Playoff?

class="ui-droppable">NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka made it through the regular season without needing Tommy John surgery, so that's something. He made it through his final regular-season start with his hamstring intact—another positive.

"I feel good about him," New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday night, suggesting but not yet announcing that Tanaka will be his starter in next week's American League Wild Card Game (because the Yankees still haven't clinched their spot).

He should feel good, but the manager of a team with a $200-plus million payroll really ought to have a guy he feels great about when he's faced with one game he absolutely has to win. Someone like Jake Arrieta or Gerrit Cole—the two guys who figure ...

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