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Japanese media group size stays same despite Masahiro Tanaka's Wild Card start

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka speaks with

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka speaks with the press during the American League Wild Card Workout Day at Yankee Stadium on Monday, October 5, 2015. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The Yankees have grown accustomed to a large contingent of Japanese reporters being part of their media circus after many years of big-name Japanese players on their roster, including Hideki Matsui and Ichiro Suzuki.

But given the magnitude of Masahiro Tanaka's start in the American League wild-card game Tuesday night, has the Japaneses media group grown even larger than usual?

Mostly not, according to the Yankees. There are a few more camera crews credentialed than normal, but the 25-30 Japaneses writers who will be in the Bronx Tuesday is about average.

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