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Updates, Takeaways from Masahiro Tanaka’s Yankees Spring Training Debut

class="ui-droppable">In March, it's common to introduce an opinion of a player or performance by reminding readers that it's very early, spring training statistics don't count and the real games are about a month away from reality.

With New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, that edict isn't just necessary—it's vital.

In Tampa, Fla., Tanaka's debut was a big deal. In his home country of Japan, a scheduled two-inning outing was a reason to celebrate and watch Grapefruit League baseball in the middle of the night. Clearly, Tanaka's spring training debut didn't profile as your ordinary build-up to the regular season.

After spending $175 million—including a $20 million posting fee—to procure the services ...

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