Found April 24, 2012 on Sliding Into Home:
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?
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