Yankees newcomer Masahiro Tanaka wasn't crazy about running four laps Saturday in spring training. He called it unexpected and added that he's a bit of a slow runner.
The Yankees acquired pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama from the Rangers. Tateyama has spent the season in Triple-A. He had a 4.24 ERA through 34 innings. The 37 year old has pitched 61 innings in the majors over his career. The Yankees will give up future considerations for Tateyama.
The Rangers announced Saturday that pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama has been signed to a minor-league deal and re-assigned to minor-league camp. Tateyama was released by the Rangers Thursday after allowing two earned runs in four innings this spring.
The Texas Rangers announced Thursday that they have released pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama from his minor-league contract. He made four appearances for the Rangers in spring training, allowing two earned runs in four innings and striking out three batters.
The Rangers made another wave of roster cuts Tuesday, optioning pitchers Jeff Beliveau and Wilmer Font, outfielder Engel Beltre and first baseman Mike Olt to Triple-A Round Rock. Texas also moved first basemen Brandon Allen and Brandon Snyder, catchers Jose Felix and Juan Apodaca, pitchers Collin Balester, Neal Cotts, Evan Meek and Yoshinori Tateyama to its minor-league camp. Olt is viewed as one of the club's top prospects, but struggled during his spring audition and hit just .194 in Cactus League play. The 24-year-old did manage two homers and should rise to the Rangers later in the year.
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