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MLB Injury News:
New York Yankees' pitcher Michael Pineda continues to make strides on his rehab assignment and will make his next Minor League start on Thursday for Class A Advanced Tampa.
As reported by Bryan Hoch of MLB.com,
"Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the 24-year-old is
expected to throw about 80 pitches in the outing against the Blue Jays'
Florida State League affiliate, and Pineda's reports have been positive
coming off right labrum surgery."
Cashman states that reports have been very good on Pineda's velocity and it's possible that he could make his Yankees debut in July.
Pineda did not pitch in the Major Leagues in 2012. In 2011, he was 9-10 with a 3.74 earned run average as a rookie with the Seattle Mariners. He struck out 173 and allowed only 133 hits in 171 innings pitched.
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