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JOEL PINEIRO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Joel Pineiro released by Angels, suspended 50 games for stimulant

In addition to pitching poorly enough to justify being released, Pineiro has been handed a 50-game suspension from MLB for “a prohibited stimulant.” Pretty safe to say his career is over. ========== Joel Pineiro’s latest comeback attempt is over, as Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Angels have released the veteran right-hander from Triple-A.
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels sign Joel Pineiro to minor league deal

The Los Angeles Angels have added some pitching depth in the form of Joel Pineiro. On Saturday the club signed Pineiro to a minor league deal. He had been released by the Chicago Cubs earlier in the week after posting a 4.43 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 22 1/3 innings of work at their Double-A affiliate. Pineiro pitched for the Angles in 2010 and 2011 which also marks the last time he...
Via Tireball.com
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pena Punishes Pineiro As Giants Double Their Pleasure at Riverview Park

Julio Pena smacked a three-run home run off Joel Pineiro and RHP Chris Johnson threw four innings of one-run ball and struck out six (including Jorge Soler twice), leading the Giants to a 6-2 victory over the Cubs on Field #6, and Will Callaway, Brad Moss, and Fernando Pujadas stroked RBI doubles as the Giants edged the Cubs 6-5 on Field #5, in Cactus League Extended Spring Training split...
Via Cub Reporter
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A's Pummel Pineiro at Papago Park

Gabriel Santana drove-in four runs with two RBI doubles and an RBI single and Scott Masik doubled twice, walked, scored three runs, and knocked in two more, helping the Athletics thrash Joel Pineiro and the Cubs 10-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #2 (AKA "Connie Mack Field") at the Papago Park Baseball Facility in Phoenix, AZ. ...
Via Cub Reporter
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs to sign Joel Pineiro

Earlier this offseason, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reported that right-handed pitcher Joel Pineiro was trying to make a comeback to MLB. During the winter, he was pitching in Puerto Rico and was hopeful he would be able to latch on with a team on a minor-league deal.Pineiro's hard work paid off, as he has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Chicago Cubs, Sanchez reports. He...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pineiro hoping strong start propels return to Majors

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles' Pineiro to have surgery on right shoulder

Veteran right-hander Joel Pineiro, who pitched in Baltimore's organization this season, will have surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday. Pineiro has a torn labrum and will also be examined for a possible torn rotator cuff. The 33-year-old is 104-93 with a 4.41 ERA over 12 major league seasons. He has pitched for Seattle, Boston, St. Louis and the Los Angeles Angels. Pineiro...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles sign RHP Pineiro to minor league contract

The Baltimore Orioles have signed veteran right-hander Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract. Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been operating this season without a designated long reliever, and Pineiro could ultimately fill the void. He is expected to join Triple-A Norfolk this week and be part of the rotation there. Pineiro was released by Philadelphia on March 19 after signing...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Release Joel Pineiro

Joel Pineiro. (mlb)So much for the depth Joel Pineiro would bring to the Phillies pitching staff at the minor league level. According to the Phillies communications department twitter page, they have released the 33-year-old right-hander just before he was scheduled to pitch today.Many had asked about Pineiro perhaps having an outside shot at making the team, which was never a reality...
Via Phillies Nation
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

AP source: Phillies agree to deal with Pineiro

A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Philadelphia Phillies and free-agent pitcher Joel Pineiro have agreed to a minor league contract. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement hasn't been announced, said the deal includes an invitation to major league camp for spring training. ESPN.com first reported the move Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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