Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/3/14
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Veteran right-hander Joel Pineiro emerged from the clubhouse several hours before the first pitch against Mexico on Sunday afternoon, jogged up the green turf steps to the field at Stadium Nueva Esparta and sprinted to his usual spot on the warning track in left. Then it began. The Caribbean sun beat down on the back of Pineiro's blue long-sleeve workout shirt and his white pants reflected the sunlight as he ran across the outfield. Pineiro's trademark Oakley sunglasses didn't move the entire time. Running foul pole to foul pole or around the stadium on the dirt warning track has been a part of the pitcher's life since he began his career as a Mariners Minor Leaguer seventeen years ago. Now there's a chance his run could come to an end. Pineiro, who has not pitched in the big leagues since 2011 with the Angels, is on the comeback trail and is scheduled to start Tuesday for Puerto Rico's Indios de Mayaguez against Cuba's Villa Clara team. Tuesday's outing might be Pineiro's last...
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