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New York Yankees: 5 Takeaways from Masahiro Tanaka’s 1st-Half Performance

winter, the New York Yankees took a chance by signing Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year contract worth $155 million (according to New York's Daily News). Tanaka hasn't been here long, but there are five big takeaways from his performance so far. 


Tanaka Is the Yankees' Ace

This may not seem like a bold statement now, but at the beginning of the season Tanaka was the third starter in the rotation.  After injuries to CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova, the Yankees needed Hiroki Kuroda and Tanaka to step up in their place.  

Unfortunately for the Yankees, Kuroda has been mediocre this season, posting a 4-5 record with a 4.23 ERA.  

With three pitchers hurt, and ...

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