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Masahiro Tanaka’s Healthy Start Gives Yankees Hope

class="ui-droppable">Working off the assumption that Sunday was an accurate indicator, Masahiro Tanaka is fine, and so is his future with the New York Yankees.

Nearly two-and-a-half-months since he last took the ball in a major league game, the right-hander displayed virtually all the bells and whistles he brought from Japan and let loose in his first 18 starts as a Yankee. The live fastball, the disappearing slider, and most important, his signature bottomless splitter were all there as Tanaka easily handled the Toronto Blue Jays for 5.1 innings in a New York victory Sunday at Yankee Stadium. 

This should elicit a massive sigh of relief from the Yankees, an organization holding its breath during this start even if it wouldn’t admit ...

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