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Masahiro Tanaka threw about 25 fastballs off a mound today and reported no pain or setbacks. He hopes to throw breaking pitches next time.
It is looking like the Yankee's decision to forgo surgery (with Tanaka's input, of course) was a wise one, but he has a lot of work still to do before he can rejoin the rotation. All his owners will be watching intently to see how he does when he snaps off a curve or other breaking pitch while on the mound.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender