Originally written on Sliding Into Home  |  Last updated 11/15/14
From Mark Feinsand:
Michael Pineda was examined by Yankees team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad Tuesday, undergoing a dye-contrast MRI on his injured right shoulder. The team did not release the results, as Pineda's agent, Fern Cuza, had already requested that his client be seen by arm specialist Dr. David Altchek, even before the MRI had been scheduled.

Joe Girardi was not disturbed by the fact that Pineda wanted a second opinion. He was already troubled by the fact that the pitcher had to leave his start Saturday early with shoulder pain.

"Coming out of the game was disturbing to me on Saturday," Girardi said. "We’ll find out what’s going on. Hopefully it’s good news.”

Given that the three weeks of rest wasn't enough to get Pineda past his tendinitis, Girardi figures that it will take longer than that for the pitcher to get back on a mound even if nothing else comes out of the MRI. That means a return to the majors no earlier than June, and even that might be on the optimistic side.

“It’s not what you want," Girardi said. "We thought we were going to get a power pitcher that pitched very well and we believed had a very huge upside. Right now, we don’t have him and right now I can’t tell you when we’re going to get him back. That part is disappointing.”

Between the arm issues Pineda is having and the lack of effectiveness of the back of the rotation, it sure would have been nice to sign someone like Wilson or Darvish in the off-season. If you saw tonight's 2-0 loss to Texas, Darvish sure looks like he's going to live up to the that hype, huh?
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Australian cricket player dies from head injuries

Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high

Pop misses game for medical reasons; Messina takes over

John Beilein upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Tyson Chandler felt like Knicks' scapegoat at times

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Fred Jackson has 'no respect' for Donte Whitner

Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Josh Gordon felt alienated by some in Browns organization

Jerry Jones: I'm a big admirer of Robert Griffin III

Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE, says he'll never return

Steelers turned down chance to be called 'America's Team'

Report: Small chance Raiders-Rams could be moved to Indy

Todd Gurley begins rehab after surgery on knee for torn ACL

Brodeur to practice with Blues

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

Top 10 fantasy football turkeys for 2014

WATCH: Coyotes lose in ugly fashion, score own goal in OT

Warriors are having tons of fun on team plane

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.