Breaking News Bar
posted: 2/12/2014 1:01 AM

After chartering 787, Tanaka introduced by Yanks

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • New York Yankees' pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, right, poses with New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi as he was introduced to the media at Yankee Stadium in New York Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

      New York Yankees' pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, right, poses with New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi as he was introduced to the media at Yankee Stadium in New York Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

 
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Masahiro Tanaka has been introduced by the Yankees after chartering a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for his trip from Tokyo to New York.

The 25-year-old right-hander agreed Jan. 22 to a $155 million, seven-year contract and stopped in New York for Tuesday's news conference at Yankee Stadium en route to the team's spring training complex in Tampa, Fla., where workouts start this weekend.

Tanaka put on his No. 19 jersey and, speaking in English, said "I'm very happy to be a Yankee."

Tanaka charted the Japan Airlines plane, which seats about 200, at what was reported to be a cost of about $200,000 for a flight said to include five passengers and his poodle Haru.

Tanaka was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA last year, leading the Rakuten Golden Eagles to the Japan Series title.

Share

Interested in reusing this article?

Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.

The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.

Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *

Message (optional)

Success - Reprint request sent Click to close
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here