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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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He is still the ace, the cornerstone, the man the Yankees must have in
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