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tanaka stays with yankees; indians keep brantley


updated 7:40 pm, friday, november 3, 2017 photo: kathy willens, ap image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1file - in this oct. 18, 2017, file photo, new york yankees starting pitcher masahiro tanaka throws during the first inning of game 5 of baseball's american league championship series against the houston astros in new york. tanaka has decided to stay with the yankees and not exercise the right to opt out of the remaining three seasons of his contract. lessfile - in this oct. 18, 2017, file photo, new york yankees starting pitcher masahiro tanaka throws during the first inning of game 5 of baseball's american league championship series against the houston astros ... more photo: kathy willens, ap tanaka stays with yankees; indians keep brantley1 / 1back to galle...






brantley on indians' alds roster after latest comeback


photo: david dermer, ap image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1cleveland indians' michael brantley walks into the batting cage during a team workout, wednesday, oct. 4, 2017, in cleveland. the indians are scheduled to play the new york yankees in game 1 of an alds on thursday. lesscleveland indians' michael brantley walks into the batting cage during a team workout, wednesday, oct. 4, 2017, in cleveland. the indians are scheduled to play the new york yankees in game 1 of an alds on ... more photo: david dermer, ap brantley on indians' alds roster after latest comeback1 / 1back to gallerycleveland (ap) — indians all-star michael brantley has made yet another comeback.the left fielder is on cleveland's al division series roster after it appeared his season might end beca...






tanaka’s task: save the yankees’ season


masahiro tanaka will make his 107th — and perhaps final — start for the yankees on sunday night.none has been more important as the yankees turn to the right-hander one loss away from a season-ending sweep by the indians in the alds.“as far as feeling the pressure going into [sunday’s] game, obviously, yes, there is pressure, but that can’t put me away from what i need to do on the mound,” tanaka said through an interpreter saturday at yankee stadium, where he prepared to face cleveland.tanaka will be called upon not just to extend the yankees’ season, but also to help the team get over the crushing loss in game 2 in cleveland on friday, when they blew a five-run lead in brutal fashion before falling in 13 innings.the yankees could use another outing like the one he gave them...






tanaka will return to yankees, not opt out of contract


skip in skipxembedxshareclose masahiro tanaka on saturday, oct. 7, 2017, the day prior to his start in the alds, game 3, as the yankees host the cleveland indians. matt ehalt/northjersey.comnew york yankees starting pitcher masahiro tanaka reacts after striking out houston astros' josh reddick during the fifth inning of game 5 of baseball's american league championship series wednesday, oct. 18, 2017, in new york. (ap photo/david j. phillip)(photo: david j. phillip, ap)connectlinkedinemailmorenew york — masahiro tanaka decided to stay with the new york yankees and not exercise the right to opt out of the remaining three seasons of his contract.a right-hander who turned 29 on wednesday, tanaka was 13-12 with a 4.74 era, the highest of his four seasons with yankees, and he allow...






bird’s homer, judge’s catch give yankees needed win against indians


new york — good thing for masahiro tanaka and the yankees that aaron judge is 6-foot-7. judge prevented a home run to save tanaka’s seven-inning gem, greg bird homered off relief ace andrew miller and new york edged the cleveland indians 1-0 sunday night in game 3 to extend their al division series. “he was brilliant,” yankees manager joe girardi said about tanaka, who earned his first postseason win. “he gave us everything we needed.” aroldis chapman got a five-out save as the yankees avoided a three-game sweep by the defending al champions. with two on in the ninth, chapman struck out cleanup hitter and former reds teammate jay bruce before carlos santana flied out to end it. new york got a splendid performance from tanaka in an old-fashioned october pitching duel with clevel...






masahiro tanaka delivered what the yankees needed the most


you must begin with belief. when the hole is deep and the mojo all wrong, a team needs a reason to think the near impossible can graduate to doable.in baseball, that almost always means, fittingly, it begins with a start. so in many ways, masahiro tanaka had the yankees’ fragile season in his right hand sunday night.had he given up early runs, allowed the indians to gain a lead, play from in front, well, the yanks wouldn’t have quit. but the creeping reality of a season nearing a coffin is hard to ignore, difficult to ward off surrender.instead, on an evening when anything less just would not have been enough — not against carlos carrasco and these indians — tanaka authored his finest game in four yankees seasons. he had pitched better with the interlocking ny, but never bigger.the...






tanaka to start game 1 of alcs for yankees against astros


photo: david dermer, associated press image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1masahiro tanaka, who seven shutout innings in game 3 against the indians got the yankees jump-started in the alds, will start game 1 of the alcs in houston on friday night.masahiro tanaka, who seven shutout innings in game 3 against the indians got the yankees jump-started in the alds, will start game 1 of the alcs in houston on friday night. photo: david dermer, associated press tanaka to start game 1 of alcs for yankees against astros1 / 1back to gallerymasahiro tanaka will start game 1 of the al championship series for the new york yankees against dallas keuchel and the houston astros on friday night.the yankees announced the decision thursday and also set the rotation for the next three games. n...






tanaka to start game 1 of alcs for yankees against astros


photo: david dermer, associated press image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1masahiro tanaka, who seven shutout innings in game 3 against the indians got the yankees jump-started in the alds, will start game 1 of the alcs in houston on friday night.masahiro tanaka, who seven shutout innings in game 3 against the indians got the yankees jump-started in the alds, will start game 1 of the alcs in houston on friday night. photo: david dermer, associated press tanaka to start game 1 of alcs for yankees against astros1 / 1back to gallerymasahiro tanaka will start game 1 of the al championship series for the new york yankees against dallas keuchel and the houston astros on friday night.the yankees announced the decision thursday and also set the rotation for the next three games. n...






the worse tanaka gets, the more pressure is put on cashman


oakland — the yankees desperately needed masahiro tanaka to be their stopper on saturday. he wasn’t. if only they could stop pitching him. tanaka gave up three homers, and the yankees lost for the fifth time in a row, their cushion in the al east all but gone.tanaka’s problems continue as a's hand yankees another loss “that’s unacceptable,” tanaka said after the bombers were defeated 5-2 by the a’s at oakland coliseum, their lead over the red sox still a game in the division after boston lost to houston on saturday night. “it’s very frustrating.” it’s looking more and more likely that tanaka will be opting into the final three years and $67 million left on his contract after this season, meaning the yankees are going to have plenty of time to...






struggling tanaka to start as scheduled sunday vs. orioles


the yankees are going to keep running masahiro tanaka out to the mound. one day after tanaka's latest miserable outing - giving up three more home runs in the bombers' 5-4 loss tuesday night at the stadium - the yankees said there are no plans for tanaka to miss his next start. tanaka is slated to pitch next on sunday against the orioles as the yankees look to get him right. however, pitching coach larry rothschild wouldn't rule out the possibility of moving everyone back a day, which would enable tanaka to face the angels monday rather than the orioles sunday. 7 things i'm thinking about as yankees face red sox in game 2(frank franklin ii/ap) tanaka has given up 14 homers with an 8.50 era in his last seven starts. * * * jacoby ellsbury (concussion) remain...






yankees stave off elimination with thrilling game 3 win


they certainly aren’t well, but there is faint pulse beating in the yankees’ chest.asked to deliver a gem in the biggest game of his major league career, masahiro tanaka came through like the ace he used to be. and while his fellow baby bombers went limp at the plate, greg bird delivered the biggest hit of the night.together, with a clutch grab by aaron judge to take away a home run, tanaka and bird carried the yankees to a pulsating 1-0 victory over the indians in game 3 of the alds sunday night in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 48,614 at yankee stadium.with the indians leading the best-of-five series 2-1, game 4 is set for the bronx on monday night. if game 5 is needed to determine who advances to the alcs, it will be played wednesday in cleveland.tanaka’s second postseason ...






yankees won't pursue masahiro tanaka if he opts out, source says


the yankees may be ready to say sayonara to masahiro tanaka by the end of the season. if tanaka does opt out of his contract at the end of the year, the yankees would not be inclined to pursue any sort of long-term, costly extension with the 28-year-old righty, team sources told the news. according to team sources, the yankees are annoyed at tanaka's agent, casey close, for holding the threat of a potential opt-out over their heads. "i just don't see hal (steinbrenner) going there," one team source told the news. "he's still smarting from the (cc) sabathia and (mark) teixeira deals."masahiro tanaka knows when he'll start to consider opt out the yankees are already concerned that tanaka, who they certainly like, may not make it through the rest of his seven-year...






yankees won't pursue masahiro tanaka if he opts out, source says


the yankees will look to say sayonara to masahiro tanaka at the end of the season. sources tell the daily news that if the japanese ace opts out of his $155 million contract, the yankees would have no interest in pursuing a costly, long-term extension with the 28-year-old righty. according to team sources, the yankees — as desperate as they may be for quality starting pitching — are annoyed at tanaka’s agent, casey close, for holding the threat of a potential opt-out over their heads. “i just don’t see hal (steinbrenner) going there,” one team source told the news. “he’s still smarting from the (cc) sabathia and (mark) teixeira deals.”masahiro tanaka knows when he'll start to consider opt out the yankees are already concerned that tanaka, who they ce...






yankees banking on the better tanaka in game 1 vs. astros


houston — with positive vibrations oozing out of every pore in the yankees’ clubhouse, masahiro tanaka put up a wall to keep the slightest drop of negativity out of his head.anointed thursday by joe girardi as the yankees’ alcs game 1 starter against the astros on friday night at minute maid park, tanaka was asked about the beating he absorbed from the astros in the middle of may.“just going into the big game [friday] you don’t want to sort of have that negative feeling. so, to be honest with you it’s not something i really want to get into,’’ tanaka said. “but what i can say is that i feel i am a different pitcher from that particular game earlier in the season.’’the yankees sure hope so because on may 14 at yankee stadium, the astros ripped into tanaka for eight run...






the worse tanaka gets, the more pressure is put on cashman


oakland — the yankees desperately needed masahiro tanaka to be their stopper on saturday. he wasn’t. if only they could stop pitching him. tanaka gave up three homers, and the yankees lost for the fifth time in a row, their cushion in the al east all but gone. “that’s unacceptable,” tanaka said after the bombers were defeated 5-2 by the a’s at oakland coliseum, their lead over the red sox still a game in the division after boston lost to houston on saturday night. “it’s very frustrating.” it’s looking more and more likely that tanaka will be opting into the final three years and $67 million left on his contract after this season, meaning the yankees are going to have plenty of time to figure out how to get him right. he did have 10 strikeout...






girardi:tanaka’s season debut was ‘most unusual' yankees start


baltimore -- masahiro tanaka’s miserable start to 2017 was surprising to the yankees. “i’m sure he’s dying to get out there,” joe girardi said of tanaka, who will start on saturday against the orioles at camden yards. “i can say in the three years that he’s been here, it’s probably the most unusual start i’ve ever seen him have.” tanaka, who can opt out at season’s end, gave up a career-high seven earned runs in just 2.2 innings. according to espn stats & information, he gave up five hits courtesy of his usually devastating splitter. “mentally, you want to go out there as quickly as possible, get some positive results and move forward,” tanaka said.yankees won't pursue masahiro tanaka if he opts out, source says the daily news reported on fri...






yankees name masahiro tanaka game 1 starter for alcs vs. astros


masahiro tanaka, fresh off his dominating performance vs. the indians in game 3, will start game 1 of the alcs the yankees announced thursday via twitter. tanaka pitched seven shutout innings sunday to help dig bombers out of 0-2 hole and begin remarkable comeback to win the alds. luis severino was tabbed for game 2. tanaka has better splits at home than on the road but other game 1 candidate sonny gray pitched poorly in game 1 of the alds.tanaka's brilliant game leads to questions on opt-out clause tanaka got shelled by the astros at yankee stadium on derek jeter day, but he'll also be on regular rest. cc sabathia will pitch game 3 in the bronx on monday and gray will start game 4 on tuesday. gray will have 12 days between starts.tags:mashahiro tanakanew york ya...






masahiro tanaka and gary sanchez look ready for opening day


tampa — the yankees’ battery is already fully charged. staff ace masahiro tanaka and catcher gary sanchez look ready for opening day. tanaka threw four perfect innings, sanchez hit a two-run homer and the yankees defeated the tigers, 7-1, in a grapefruit league exhibition game on saturday at steinbrenner field. tanaka, who is slated to start his third consecutive season-opener on april 2 against the rays, struck out seven — including the first six batters he faced (five swinging). “i don’t know how much more he could’ve done,” joe girardi said of tanaka. “he was great. it seemed like everything was working for him today.”yankees insider: sanchez ‘looks a lot better’ than last spring in his first three starts of the spring, tanaka has thrown a comb...






masahiro tanaka’s opt-out decision looms for yankees


houston -- will he or won't he opt out? masahiro tanaka won't say. tanaka, who has three years, $67 million left on his deal, can opt out now that the season is over. the 28-year-old righty has until three days after the end of the world series to decide. "it's a sensitive matter," tanaka said through a translator. "i don't want to comment on that. disappointed in how things kind of unfolded for us. i haven't had a chance to think about my contract at this point in time." tanaka went 13-12 with a 4.74 era and a career-high 35 homers allowed during the regular season. but he rediscovered his dominant, ace-like ways in the playoffs, posting a 0.90 era in three starts.masahiro tanaka is coming off a solid postseason.(elsa/getty images) the yankees are trying ...






masahiro tanaka has huge decision to make regarding opt-out


and the clock has officially started. with the world series wrapping up in game 7, masahiro tanaka now has three days to inform the yankees whether he is opting out of his contract. tanaka, who turned 29 on nov. 1, has three years, $67 million remaining on the seven-year, $155 million deal he signed with the bombers in 2014. there are a lot of factors to weigh, in what is certainly a complicated decision.after an up-and-down regular season, masahiro tanaka dominated in october.(david j. phillip/ap) performance during the playoffs, tanaka pitched to a 0.90 era in three starts, looking very much like an ace in shutting down both the potent indians and astros. his stuff, which can be elite when his splitter and slider are working, was there — ever since a 15-strikeo...






masahiro tanaka’s woes continue as yankees lose orioles series


baltimore -- maybe his catcher isn't the problem after all. austin romine was behind the plate on wednesday night, and masahiro tanaka still stunk up the joint. tanaka got shelled for seven runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings, and the yankees fell to the orioles 10-4 in the rubber game at camden yards. the 28-year-old righty has given up at least six runs in three of his last four starts. his era rose to 6.34.masahiro tanaka is hurting the yankees despite being their 'ace' tanaka had compiled a 2.21 era in six games with romine catching him going into wednesday night's game -- including a 13-strikeout, one-run performance over 7.1 innings in their previous start working together against the a's on may 26. but his success was short-lived, and the masahiro tanaka c...






yankees seeking another tanaka playoff masterpiece


the longer the yankees’ postseason goes on, the easier masahiro tanaka can put a disappointing regular season behind him.the right-hander will start game 5 of the alcs on wednesday in the bronx against the astros, with the series tied 2-2, looking for a third straight solid outing in the playoffs.he threw seven scoreless innings against the indians in game 3 of the alds that helped the yankees get back into that series and then limited houston to a pair of runs over six innings in a game 1 defeat in the alcs. he’s walked just two and struck out 10 in the two appearances.“he’s a very good pitcher,’’ said houston’s dallas keuchel, who will take the mound for the astros on wednesday and outpitched tanaka in game 1. “and if it weren’t for some extraordinary performances we’...






jerry remy says tanaka's translator shouldn't be at mound visits


at this point, yankees fans might have a few problems with the underperforming masahiro tanaka. nesn announcer and former red sox star jerry remy has a completely different issue with him. “i forgot with tanaka they take out a translator. i don’t think that should be legal,” remy said in the fourth inning of the yankees vs. red sox broadcast on tuesday night. the mound conference, which was no longer than an average one, featured tanaka’s translator shingo horie and yankees pitching coach larry rothschild.






yankees righthander tanaka still looking to work on command


lakeland — masahiro tanaka’s glove shaping mallet might be the most interesting piece of equipment inside the yankees’ clubhouse. tanaka can often be founding sitting at his locker, using the mallet to soften his glove’s leather pocket and break it in. “a lot of guys in the clubhouse ask to borrow it,” tanaka said through his translator. “so i guess you don’t see it much over here.” tanaka got the mallet from his glove maker, mizuno, after he turned pro. he uses at most two game gloves per season. “it doesn’t take long to break them in,” tanaka said. “i like them a little stiffer. it’s just the way i like it.” tanaka continues to work on his gloves — just as he continues to work on his pitches heading into his third consecutive opening day s...






yankees righthander tanaka still looking to work on command


lakeland — masahiro tanaka’s glove shaping mallet might be the most interesting piece of equipment inside the yankees’ clubhouse. tanaka can often be founding sitting at his locker, using the mallet to soften his glove’s leather pocket and break it in. “a lot of guys in the clubhouse ask to borrow it,” tanaka said through his translator. “so i guess you don’t see it much over here.” tanaka got the mallet from his glove maker, mizuno, after he turned pro. he uses at most two game gloves per season. “it doesn’t take long to break them in,” tanaka said. “i like them a little stiffer. it’s just the way i like it.” tanaka continues to work on his gloves — just as he continues to work on his pitches heading into his third consecutive opening day s...






yankees righthander tanaka still looking to work on command


lakeland, fla. — masahiro tanaka’s glove-shaping mallet might be the most interesting piece of equipment inside the yankees’ clubhouse. tanaka can often be founding sitting at his locker, using the mallet to soften his glove’s leather pocket and break it in. “a lot of guys in the clubhouse ask to borrow it,” tanaka said through his translator. “so i guess you don’t see it much over here.” tanaka got the mallet from his glove maker, mizuno, after he turned pro. he uses at most two game gloves per season. “it doesn’t take long to break them in,” tanaka said. “i like them a little stiffer. it’s just the way i like it.” tanaka continues to work on his gloves — just as he continues to work on his pitches heading into his third consecutive opening...






masahiro tanaka’s opt-out decision looms for yankees


houston -- will he or won't he opt out? masahiro tanaka won't say. tanaka, who has three years, $67 million left on his deal, can opt out now that the season is over. the 28-year-old righty has until three days after the end of the world series to decide. "it's a sensitive matter," tanaka said through a translator. "i don't want to comment on that. disappointed in how things kind of unfolded for us. i haven't had a chance to think about my contract at this point in time."brian mccann ended yankees' season with clutch plays tanaka went 13-12 with a 4.74 era and a career-high 35 homers allowed during the regular season. but he rediscovered his dominant, ace-like ways in the playoffs, posting a 0.90 era in three starts.masahiro tanaka is coming off a solid posts...






pedro martinez believes yankees should be worried about tanaka


pedro martinez thinks the yankees have a masahiro tanaka crisis on their hands, and they may not be able to fix it. martinez, now a studio analyst at mlb network, made that much clear as part of a series of baseball tweets late monday night. the hall of famer tweeted this about tanaka: "i think is time to panic about tanaka. his stuff is not there, that eastern division is really tough; i don't see him getting any better." tanaka faces the red sox on tuesday night in the bronx. he threw a three-hit shutout to beat chris sale on april 27 at fenway park, but has pitched to an 8.42 era in six starts since. over that span, tanaka has allowed 48 hits - including 11 homers - and 30 runs (29 earned) in just 31 innings. opponents are hitting .356 against tanaka's fastb...






masahiro tanaka’s gem wasted as yankees offense goes silent


masahiro tanaka's gem was all for naught. after a stunningly stellar performance from the yankees' right-hander, tyler clippard first nearly threw the game away on an errant pick-off throw, and then actually pitched away the game by allowing the a's to score a pair of runs in the eighth inning. ultimately, the yankees (27-18) lost to the a's (22-25) 4-1 on friday night in the bronx. but before that, tanaka twirled a masterpiece. the bombers' starter not only threw 7.1 one-run innings, but he struck out a career-high 13 batters by using his splitter and slider to rack up k after k. and the one earned run actually came with clippard on the hill. tanaka allowed five hits and zero walks in the outing. the dominant performance could not have been more unexpected. tanaka ha...






masahiro tanaka thriving in postseason for yankees


at home or on the road, yankees right-hander masahiro tanaka has thrived this postseason, picking up a crucial victory in game 3 of the alds, and giving the bombers a chance in the alcs opener against houston, although tanaka's teammates couldn't scratch but one run across the plate in that 2-1 yankee loss. the japanese import will take the mound wednesday at the stadium for the yankees in game 5 of the alcs, opposite houston ace dallas keuchel. tanaka said the fact that he will be pitching on four days' rest poses no issues.masahiro tanaka and the yankees will have to overcome houston ace dallas keuchel.(elsa/getty images) "i feel comfortable pitching with four days' rest," tanaka said through a translator at the stadium before game 4 tuesday. "i've done that through ...






yanks plan to keep tanaka in rotation even with another bad start


joe girardi and the yankees are hopeful masahiro tanaka has solved his glaring issues. but even if the japanese righthander pitches poorly again in his next start monday, girardi has no intentions of bouncing him from the rotation. tanaka's 6.55 era is the worst in the majors among pitchers with at least 60 innings this season. he's lacked command with his fastball and consistency with his typically devastating splitter and slider. for that reason, the yankees provided tanaka with an extra day of rest, pushing his scheduled start from sunday afternoon to monday night in los angeles. when asked sunday what his plan will be if tanaka doesn't respond to the additional day, girardi responded sternly.tanaka only question mark for world series-caliber yankees teameven if his ...






masahiro tanaka’s gem wasted as yankees offense goes silent


masahiro tanaka’s gem was all for naught. after a stellar performance from the yankees’ right-hander, tyler clippard first nearly threw the game away on an errant pick-off throw, and then simply pitched it away by allowing the a’s to score a pair of runs in the eighth inning. ultimately, the yankees lost to the a’s, 4-1, on friday night in the bronx. but before that tanaka twirled a masterpiece. the bombers’ starter not only threw 7.1 one-run innings, but he struck out a career-high 13 batters by using his splitter and slider to rack up k after k. and the one earned run came with clippard on the hill. tanaka allowed five hits and zero walks in the outing. the dominant performance could not have been more unexpected. tanaka had been roughed up so badly this season...






masahiro tanaka’s gem wasted as yankees offense goes silent


masahiro tanaka’s gem was all for naught. after a stellar performance from the yankees’ right-hander, tyler clippard first nearly threw the game away on an errant pick-off throw, and then simply pitched it away by allowing the a’s to score a pair of runs in the eighth inning. ultimately, the yankees lost to the a’s, 4-1, on friday night in the bronx. but before that tanaka twirled a masterpiece. the bombers’ starter not only threw 7.1 one-run innings, but he struck out a career-high 13 batters by using his splitter and slider to rack up k after k. and the one earned run came with clippard on the hill. tanaka allowed five hits and zero walks in the outing. the dominant performance could not have been more unexpected. tanaka had been roughed up so badly this season...






yankees insider: tanaka an outing away from scoreless spring


clearwater — masahiro tanaka is one scoreless outing away from notching a scoreless spring. tanaka threw 5.1 scoreless innings wednesday against the phillies, upping his total to 18.2 scoreless frames during the spring. in those 18.2 innings, tanaka has allowed just six hits, walked three and struck out 22, with opposing batters hitting .098 against him. “his spring has been outstanding,” joe girardi said of tanaka, who is expected to make his final start of the spring next tuesday against the tigers. tanaka was not as pleased as his manager.dallas green, who managed both yankees and mets, dead at 82 “i’ll take the results of how i did this spring so far,” the 28-year-old ace said. “but if you look at it like today’s game, it felt like i was all over th...






pedro martinez believes yankees should be worried about tanaka


pedro martinez thinks the yankees have a masahiro tanaka crisis on their hands, and they may not be able to fix it. martinez, now a studio analyst at mlb network, made that much clear as part of a series of baseball tweets late monday night. the hall of famer tweeted this about tanaka: "i think is time to panic about tanaka. his stuff is not there, that eastern division is really tough; i don't see him getting any better."yanks avoid sale vs. sox but need big start from masahiro tanaka tanaka faces the red sox on tuesday night in the bronx. he threw a three-hit shutout to beat chris sale on april 27 at fenway park, but has pitched to an 8.42 era in six starts since. over that span, tanaka has allowed 48 hits - including 11 homers - and 30 runs (29 earned) in jus...






masahiro tanaka opts in, will stay with yankees for three seasons


in the end, masahiro tanaka chose to stay in pinstripes. tanaka elected against opting out of the final three years and $67 million remaining on his contract, keeping him with the yankees through 2020. “i have decided to stay with the yankees for the next three seasons,” tanaka said friday night in a statement issued by the team. “it was a simple decision for me as i have truly enjoyed the past four years playing for this organization and for the wonderful fans of new york. “i’m excited to continue to be a part of this team, and i’m committed to our goal of bringing a world series championship back to the steinbrenner family, the yankees organization and the great fans of new york.” the 2018 rotation now figures to include tanaka, luis severino, sonny gra...






pentagon, caught by surprise by trump’s travel ban, pushes for some iraqis to ge


a u.s. marine, right, speaks with an officer from the iraqi army and an interpreter at al-asad air base in late 2014. (lance cpl. skyler e. treverrow/marine corps)the pentagon, caught by surprise by president trump’s executive order friday to restrict travel from seven muslim-majority countries, has launched a new effort to compile a list of iraqi citizens who have isted the american military abroad and get them special consideration to settle in the united states.navy capt. jeff davis, a pentagon spokesman, said monday that the effort was launched after trump’s executive order was signed friday during a ceremony at the pentagon. davis said that over the weekend the white house “provided the opportunity to submit names,” but would not say whether defense secretary james mattis, a retired m