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Opening Day Starter Tanaka Looks Crisp In Yankees' Workout

TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees scheduled Opening Day starter Masahiro Tanaka threw 74 pitches off a bullpen mound and during a simulated game Thursday in preparation for his first spring training appearance next week.

The Japanese right-hander threw 30 pitches over two innings against Chase Headley, Brett Gardner and Chris Carter in the simulated game. He gave up a single to Headley, walked a batter and induced a double play from Carter.

"He looked crisp," Headley said.

Tanaka was a concern at the start of spring training last year after arthroscopic surgery in October 2015 to remove a bone spur from his throwing elbow.

"Overall I think I feel the...

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