Schumer helps Tanaka expedite his visa

Rakuten Eagles pitcher Masahiro Tanaka celebrates after defeating

Rakuten Eagles pitcher Masahiro Tanaka celebrates after defeating the Yomiuri Giants in Game 7 of the Japan Series in Sendai, northeastern Japan. (Nov. 3, 2013) (Credit: AP/Kyodo News)

The Yankees have a powerful friend in Washington.

With the help of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), recently acquired pitcher Masahiro Tanaka shouldn't encounter any visa issues before he attends his first big-league spring training next month.

"Constituent services provided by @senschumer helps newest #Yankees pitcher expedite his visa," the Yankees announced last night

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