Various players of the Yankees de New York expressed their gratitude for having shared roadmen with Masahiro Tanaka in the MLB.
On Thursday morning, Tanaka officially announced his abandonment to the MLB and his arrival again in the Japan League as a professional after signing for one season.
Some players reacted and wrote some words, such as:
“We are going to miss you, Massa”
– Luis Cessa (@LuisCessaMx) January 28, 2021
“Thanks for the support Masahiro Tanaka. All players, coaches and fans should be grateful for your work here. We are going to miss you”
— Gary Sanchez (@ElGarySanchez) January 28, 2021
“Today I am sad, thank you for everything you have done, Tanaka. You are my best friend”
Translation: today I am sad. Thank you for all that you have done, Tanaka. You are my best friend.
— Kyle Higashioka (@the_higster) January 29, 2021
During his 7 seasons with the Yankees de New York, Tanaka He went 78-46 with a 3.74 ERA over 1,048 innings with 991 strikeouts in the MLB. In addition, he was a two-time all-star and was tied for the top playoff game winner in franchise history.