Masahiro Tanaka will start Wednesday


The Yankees have announced that Masahiro Tanaka will return to the Yankees’ rotation Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Tanaka missed his previous start due to a hamstring strain. After a couple of bullpen sessions over the weekend went off without discomfort or issue he was given the OK.

Tanaka has a 3.38 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 136/26 K/BB ratio in 149 innings this season for the Yankees. His start Wednesday will be his last of the year, although he could theoretically pitch on short rest on the season’s last day if the Yankees somehow haven’t clinched the wild card by then and are playing for their lives. Barring that, he would be available for the wild card game next week.

Report: Angels sign Matt Harvey to one-year, $11 million deal

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The Angels have signed pitcher Matt Harvey to a one-year contract,’s Mark Feinsand reports. Fancred’s Jon Heyman reports that the contract is for $11 million with an additional $3 million available through performance incentives.

Harvey, 29, spent 2018 with the Mets and Reds, posting an aggregate 4.94 ERA with a 131/37 K/BB ratio in 155 innings. He started off poorly with the Mets, so they traded him to the Reds in early May. He pitched much better in Cincinnati.

Harvey should have a spot secured at the back of the Angels’ rotation, but health and performance can always change that leading up to Opening Day.