Found April 01, 2012 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Michael Pineda (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I wrote this post almost two weeks ago and never published it because when I read it to a friend and my father they both said I was being oversensitive about my theory of what could happen to Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda. So, I wimped out. And now look what happened…last time I don’t listen to my gut because I totally regret it now. So here it is the theory I did NOT publish, just a day late and a dollar short. Everyone in Yankee Universe remembers the disasters of 2008. Not making the playoffs for the first time in 14 seasons was not exactly the ideal sendoff for the historic old Stadium that the franchise had called home since 1923 but that is not what I am talking about. I am referring to the Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy and Joba Chamberlain fiasco. In 2008 the ‘Big 3’ was deemed the “future of the franchise” and the New York media had a field day with them, especially Chamberlain after throwing the infamous “bug game” in the 2007 ALDS ...

Michael Pineda to have MRI on shoulder UPDATED

Is the acquisition of Michael Pineda for the New York Yankees already headed towards Carl Pavano territory? The 2nd year pitcher, his first with the Yanks, will have an MRI on his right shoulder, after complaining of soreness following his inability to get through 3 innings against the Phillies in his final Spring Training start. Pineda was seemingly pitching for a spot in the...

Pineda to the DL

From Pete Caldera:Michael Pineda has tendinitis in the back of his right shoulder – a relief for manager Joe Girardi that it wasn’t anything more serious. Still, the 23-year-old right-hander will start the season on the disabled list. An MRI taken this morning at Tampa confirmed the diagnosis. “(We’re) very relieved, because the rest of the MRI came out good,’’...

Opposition Research: Pineda on DL

Michael Pineda, the Yankees' high-profile acquisition, is on the disabled list.The Blue Jays finished their spring with a 23-5 record, which is probably some sort of record for records that don't count. Jayson Stark says we should believe in them. I don't, yet. Spring is just too different, with pitchers shuffling around and some minor leaguers in the lineup. But I'...

New York Yankees: 2012 Pitching Rotation Is All Set

2012 New York Yankees rotation announced... New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild’s decision about the starting rotation got made for them last night. There were six pitchers for five spots, but with the now confirmed news that Michael Pineda does have shoulder tendentious, the heated competition will pause for a moment until Andy Pettitte decides...

Is New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda injured?

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda is struggling this spring training season, battling to make the team’s starting rotation this season, but he could now be dealing with a shoulder injury. After allowing six runs on 71 pitches in just 2 2/3 innings on Friday, Pineda told reporters that he is dealing with some shoulder soreness. The Yankees organization admitted that...

Mets & Yanks Season Preview on 1240 AM WGBB @ 10 pm

I am joined by Kevin Kernan of the New York Post tonight to preview the 2012 Mets and Yankees. We will talk about Michael Pineda, keys to a successful Yankees campaign, and Kevin’s outlook on the Bombers. Also hear me get Kevin’s thoughts on 3 things that will, win or lose, make the Mets season a success. Steve Sciacco of the Yankee Analysts will weight in on the Pineda injury...

Yankees Spring Training Game 28: Yankees Rally To Win

Philadelphia Phillies 9 — New York Yankees 13   The Yankees rallied to come back with 6 runs scored after the 6th inning in tonight’s 13-9 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.   Michael Pineda started tonight’s game and his shaky outing with possible injury concerns have probably had a tremendous impact on his chances of [...]

Yankees' Pineda to miss start of season

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda will begin the season on the disabled list after tests showed inflammation in a shoulder tendon, but no structural damage.

Yankees Set Rotation

Yankees manager Joe Girardi officially set the club’s five-man rotation on Monday. With right-hander Michael Pineda going on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, it made the decision a lot easier for Girardi. Before Pineda went on the disabled list, Girardi had to choose from four starters (Phil Hughes, Ivan Nova, Freddy Garcia [...]
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