Preparing for Michael Pineda’s Return

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) This year’s Yankees team seems to have the opposite problem than that of last year—instead of all the position players being injured, it’s been the pitchers who have spent the most time on the disabled list. It’s produced a similar result: through this point last season, the Yankees were 4 games over .500 and had been outscored by nine runs...
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Michael Pineda ready for minor-league rehab stint

The Yankees may be getting one of their four injured opening-day rotation starters back soon, as Michael Pineda got through a 45-pitch simulated game Tuesday. The next step will be for Pineda to go on a minor-league rehab stint, which will begin Sunday, when he makes his first rehab start (via MLB.com). The level is still to be determined, but Pineda is reportedly going to need...
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Pineda to start final rehab assignment

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) This really has to be last licks for embattled starter Michael Pineda, who will start his official rehab assignment this Sunday. Pineda threw a 45-pitch simulated game today in Tampa, and things went “very well” says manager Joe Girardi. Brendan Kuty reported today that the Yankees were very excited with his three inning outing, so much so that...
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Pineda Making a Final Push to Return This Season

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) One of the biggest mysteries on a few different levels this season has been Michael Pineda. From his pine tar debacle, to multiple setbacks from his shoulder injury back at late April have kept people wary about any potential return this year or even his status as Yankee going forward. Now for what seems like the third or fourth stab at making a comeback...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Michael Pineda remains on track for August return

One of the reinforcements the Yankees are counting on to help a sapped rotation down the stretch is Michael Pineda and the right-hander remains on schedule for an August return. Out since late April with a back injury, Pineda has thrown one live batting practice session and is expected to throw another one before proceeding so sim games and rehab starts,Yankees manager Joe Girardi...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Deadline: The market for starting pitching

Masahiro Tanaka, C.C. Sabathia, Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda. That's a list of starting pitchers the New York Yankees have had miss time due to injury this season. Tanaka recently went on the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, writes Sports Injury Alert's Darius Austin.The Yankees have tried to make their starting rotation functional with all of those...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees are lost without Masahiro Tanaka

Decimated by injuries and slowed by father time, it’s been a rough year for the New York Yankees’ starting rotation since losing the likes of CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda. But in the midst of learning to live in a foreign country and becoming accustomed to life as a Yankee, Masahiro Tanaka has provided his new employers with one of the most consistently effective...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

For Yankees' Michael Pineda, it's 'baby steps,' Brian Cashman says

Michael Pineda, meet yet another return date. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he believes the promising starting pitcher could return from the disabled list in August. A couple of days ago, Cashman simply said he had "hope" Pineda would come back in 2014. Pineda hasn't pitched since late April when he was ejected from a game and suspended 10 games for using...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: New York looking to add a starting pitcher

Michael Pineda suffered another setback in his recovery today and is going to miss extra time. C.C. Sabathia has struggled so far this season, has an ERA above 5.25, and is currently on the disabled list. Hiroki Kuroda has also struggled this season and has an ERA above 4.25. What does all this mean? The New York Yankees need to find another established starting pitcher to help their...
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June 21, 2014  |  1 Comment

Yankees Considering Non-tendering Pineda?

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) Michael Pineda has had a roller coaster year, from the pine tar incident to multiple injury setbacks. But have the Yankees had enough of Pineda? There are rumors swirling around Pineda that the Yankees would consider non-tendering Pineda if he cannot make it back this year, putting the ultimatum on Pineda to get healthy or get packing. On the...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Updates: Brendan Ryan, Michael Pineda, Francisco Cervelli

Brendan Ryan entered last night's New York Yankees game as to pinch-hit for Derek Jeter in the ninth. He nearly left it during the same at-bat when he was struck by a Jim Johnson curveball on the elbow. Fortunately, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that the veteran shortstop has escaped with nothing more than a numb arm:X-rays were negative on Brendan Ryan's elbow. The hit...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Michael Pineda moved to 60-day DL

The New York Yankees entered a big series against the American League West leading Oakland A's on Tuesday following a 10-2 loss to the Mariners on Monday. At second place in the American League East, the Yankees are in the middle of the league in runs scored, but lower third in team ERA. One pitcher the Yankees could use back to bolster the staff is Michael Pineda, who has...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Place Michael Pineda on DL, Activate Brendan Ryan

NEW YORK — Infielder Brendan Ryan has been activated from the disabled list by the New York Yankees after being sidelined since spring training with a cervical spine nerve injury. Ryan takes the roster spot of pitcher Michael Pineda, who completed his 10-game suspension for using pine tar and was put on the 15-day DL Tuesday with a right shoulder muscle injury. Penalized for having...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Updates: Michael Pineda, Carlos Beltran, Francisco Cervelli

The New York Yankees will play a makeup game with the Seattle Mariners tonight instead of having the day off as originally planned.  The Yankees are coming off a series loss to the Minnesota Twins and now sit three and a half games back of the first place Toronto Blue Jays.  The Yankees have had a plethora of injuries this season and we have updates on three of them!#486304689...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda shut down with inflammation

Michael Pineda’s rehab will take longer than initially anticipated, as the Yankees right-hander is continuing to feel discomfort in a muscle behind his right shoulder. Manager Joe Girardi said that Pineda reported an issue after playing catch on Friday. An MRI revealed inflammation near the teres major muscle in his upper back, prompting the Yankees to scratch him from a scheduled...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Teixeira Day-to-day, Pineda Shutdown Again

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Just when the Yankees were getting some good news on the injury front, Mark Teixeira was pulled from today’s game at the start of sixth inning with an apparent sore wrist. This comes after Tex had four full days rest and and was reinserted back into the lineup yesterday. Teixeira was 0-for-1 with 3 walks yesterday and 0-for-2 today before being pulled...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Michael Pineda ready for extended spring game

The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox on Sunday by the score of 7-1. The win was the second straight for the Yankees over the White Sox after losing the first two games of the series. At 26-23, the Yankees are two games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East. At 20th in the league in team ERA at 3.98, the Yankees need a boost to their staff. That...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Pineda to Start Rehab Assignment Monday

There was rumor floating around the last few days that big leaguer was going to be making an appearance this week in Charleston. But we got the inside scoop on who the player is. Courtesy of our own minor league insider Dan Pfeiffer, Michael Pineda is that player. Pineda is going to start his official rehab assignment with the Yankees’ Single-A affiliate the Charleston Riverdogs...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Michael Pineda progress

The New York Yankees have taken major hits to their starting pitching rotation, including the loss of Michael Pineda to a strained right shoulder suffered while throwing a simulated game to keep his arm in shape while suspended. Pineda, though, has shown very steady progress, enough to allow him to face live hitters on Saturday says MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.#486300221 / gettyimages...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury Updates on Pineda Kelley and Beltran

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images With all the major injuries hampering the Yankees we do have some quick injury updates to report on. Michael Pineda has been progressing well in his rehab process, he had been throwing light bullpen sessions over the last week or so. He threw a 30-pitch bullpen session at Yankee stadium on Wednesday and looked pretty comfortable. Manager Joe Girardi...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda Caught Doctoring the Ball During Rehab Long Toss Session

Michael Pineda has been out since late last month with a muscle strain on his right side, but the Yankees starter began his rehab by playing catch in the outfield yesterday. However, that session was halted after about a dozen throws when it was discovered that Pineda was doctoring the ball. “It was encouraging to see Michael out there and feeling better,” said manager Joe Girardi...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Four of the funniest baseball cheating scandals

Michael Pineda’s pine tar-smeared neck transports us to a time when baseball cheating was simpler; a time before steroids, congressional committees and televised testimony about injecting HGH into Roger Clemens’s behind. Pineda’s beautiful incompetence reveals how much we long for the stress-free cheats of old. We want one individual scuffing a ball with a nail file, not this...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda out longer than expected

Well, this could be added trouble. Michael Pineda will likely be out longer than the originally reported four weeks time. Girardi said Pineda started playing catch at 60 ft yesterday. Everything went well, but he basically said Pineda will take longer than 4 wks — Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) May 11, 2014 Pineda is suffering from a Grade 1 strain of his...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees place Michael Pineda on disabled list

The New York Yankees lost the first of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday by the score of 4-1. The loss dropped the Yankees to 16-15 and in a first place tie with the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. On the injury front, pitcher Michael Pineda, who just finished serving a 10-game suspension, has been placed on the disabled list.#486300221...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Ryan off the DL, but Michael Pineda lands on it

As has been expected since last week, the Yankees have gotten Brendan Ryan off the 15 day disabled list and placed pitcher Michael Pineda on the DL. Roster moves: B. Ryan back from 15-day DL, MLB reinstated M. Pineda off susp. list, NYY put Pineda on 15-day DL w/ rt shoulder muscle injury — Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) May 6, 2014 While it was reported earlier...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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