How The New York Yankees Need To Handle Masahiro Tanaka
Jun 6, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Masahiro Tanaka, who has been struggling in the 2017 season, will have his next start pushed back a day by Joe Girardi.

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced before Friday’s game that starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will have his start pushed back from Sunday to Monday.

This could be a good thing for Tanaka as he tries to regain his confidence. In his last start on May 31 against the Baltimore Orioles, he gave up seven runs and nine hits in 5.2 innings.

“There’s obviously things that we’re trying to do all the time to get him consistent,” Girardi told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Thursday. “(Pitching coach Larry Rothschild is) working day in, day out. We’re looking at things day in and day out.”

The Los Angeles Angels are currently ranked 13th in batting average (.239) and ninth in homers (68).