YES Network to air Masahiro Tanaka's introductory press conference on Tuesday

Tanaka's intro to take place at Yankee Stadium on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m.
02/07/2014 2:46 AM ET
By Staff

The New York Yankees will officially unveil newest signee Masahiro Tanaka to the world on Tuesday, and you can watch it live on the YES Network.

The Yankees will hold an introductory press conference for Tanaka at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, February 11, at 1:00 p.m., with general manager Brian Cashman, manager Joe Girardi, team president Randy Levine, and managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner among the other guests who will be in attendance.

Tanaka, 25, signed a seven-year, $155 million deal with the Yankees on January 22, ending a winter-long speculation about where the Japanese import would end up. The right-hander was posted by his Nippon Professional Baseball team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, after a 2013 season that saw him go 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA and lead the squad to the Japan Series championship.

The press conference will mark the second half of a two-day celebration of Tanaka on YES, as the network will also air one his finest 2013 performances on Monday at 7 p.m. That night, courtesy of One World Sports, you can see the Golden Eagles' June 9 win over the Yomiuri Giants, a game that saw Tanaka throw seven shutout innings en route to a 5-3 Rakuten victory.

Fans can then perhaps get their first glimpse of Tanaka in pinstripes later in the week, as Yankees pitchers and catchers are due to report to camp on Friday, February 14.

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