The New York Yankees could lose up to four starting pitchers in 2021

New York Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka, J.A. Happ, James Paxton
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2.) Masahiro Tanaka

Tanaka has been a fan favorite for quite some time, and after taking a 112 mph line drive to the head less than two weeks ago, his toughness is also on display. The Japanese native is one of the more experienced pitchers in the rotation, considering his 46.0 innings of postseason play.

While his performance has taken a slight dip over the past few seasons, he is still extremely effective and has logged two All-Star appearances over his six years with the team. If he’s willing to settle on a more friendly deal, the Yankees would be wise to consider extending him.

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