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The New York Yankees had high hopes for SP Michael Pineda last season but none of them were realized as the pitcher missed the entire season with a torn labrum. Pineda showed up to sring training out of shape and despite making the team out of camp, was done for the season by May of last year.
As the Yankees open the 2013 spring training in Tampa, Florida, Pineda is finally back on the mound and hopes to make an impact this season for the club. He already showed dedication by reporting weighing 20 pounds less than he did in 2012. Pineda told reporters that he will never make the mistake to show up out of shape for camp and that he has learned a lesson from his failed 2012 season.
The Yankees acquired Pineda in a trade with the Seattle Mariners. He had a stellar rookie season in 2011 after being voted to the All-Star team and finishing fifth in voting for AL Rookie of the Year. New York got little in return for their trade last season and they are hoping for bigger returns heading into 2013.
Pineda finished his rookie campaign with a 9-10 record with a 3.74 ERA in 171 innings pitched while recording 173 strikeouts.
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BEST OF MAXIM
He is still the ace, the cornerstone, the man the Yankees must have in
the rotation if they are going to remain competitive in the vastly improved AL
East. The Associated Press reports that C.C. Sabathia, 32, threw off a mound on
Saturday for the first time since arthroscopic surgery last October 25.
With spring training instructor Billy Connors, pitching coach Larry
New York Yankee fans need to relax, big time!
Kevin Youkilis (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
Kevin Youkilis might play for the Yankees, but he will forever be a Boston Red Sox in my mind.
So earlier this week when Youkilis told ESPN New York, “I’ll always be a Red Sox,” personally, I found it refreshingly honest.
The problem is a majority of Yankees Universe did not.
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Heat Trade Rumors...
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It’s no surprise on the day former Red Sox third/first baseman Kevin Youkilis reported
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about the Red Sox. What may surprise you to know is that those words were spoken
with high regard for his former organization.
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This guy is a Yankee. And it’s weird. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)
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