The Yankees do not plan to "chase" RHP Masahiro Tanaka if he decides to opt out of his seven-year contract, sources said to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
As it stands, the Yankees would be willing to offer only as much as they are due to pay him in the remainder of his current contract, according to sources. Tanaka signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Yankees in 2014. The contract includes a full no-trade close and the ability to opt out after four seasons.
Tanaka won his third straight outing on Saturday as he allowed one earned run in seven innings during the Yankees' 5-1 victory over the Red Sox. In four seasons with the Yankees, Tanaka is 49-26 with a 3.49 ERA.