Masahiro Tanaka chooses to stay with NYY

by Brendan Tuma | Yankees Correspondent | Sun, Nov 5th 8:45am EST

Masahiro Tanaka will not be exercising his opt out this winter, instead choosing to remain with the New York Yankees for the next three season. (Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Tanaka will earn $67 million through 2020, and said this was a "simple decision". The 29-year-old excelled in the post-season, but wasn't as dominant in the regular season. He posted a 4.74 ERA with 194 strikeouts in 178 1/3 innings pitched. The strikeouts and potential for wins make him a legit number two fantasy starter heading into next season.

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