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Yankees have not discussed contract extension with Masahiro Tanaka

The Yankees face a bit of a rotation dilemma next season with the primary issue being that their best pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, has the ability to opt out of his contract at the end of 2017. Assuming that Tanaka has a full, healthy season and is reasonably productive, there is little reason to believe he won’t test the market to see what kind of deal he can get.

Although this puts the Yankees in a bad situation with next to no stability for the rotation beyond this season, the team has not discussed a contract extension with Tanaka.