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Masahiro Tanaka intro is 'Yankee big'

Updated: February 11, 2014, 7:39 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was introduced by the New York Yankees on Tuesday to a media contingent nearly 200 strong, the franchise's largest news conference for a new player in more than a decade.

"This is Yankee big," general manager Brian Cashman said. "This is Steinbrenner big."

When manager Joe Girardi handed Tanaka his No. 19 jersey and cap, camera flashes snapped rapid fire. Tanaka, who speaks limited English, stepped to the podium.

"Hello, my name ...

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