Player Profile #197: Michael Pineda | SP | NYY

After a very impressive rookie campaign in 2011, Michael Pineda finally returned to Major League Baseball in 2014 after recovering from a shoulder injury that set him back essentially two full seasons. If you’d told me his Yankees debut season would be a constant battle against inconsistent command exacerbated by decreased velocity and continued lingering shoulder woes, I would...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda’s Not Messing Around

When the Yankees traded for Michael Pineda, they didn’t know he’d need surgery on his shoulder labrum. Had they known that, they certainly wouldn’t have agreed to the move. See, that’s because labral tears are big deals, the sorts of things that can end careers before they really get started. Anyhow, Pineda underwent the operation, […]
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

If You Like Michael Pineda, And Making Love In The Rain

Didja you know The Captain from Captain & Tennille's real name is Daryl Dragon? Why would this guy have a nickname? Your name's awesome, you don't get a nickname. Daryl Dragon has bedtime slippers that are cooler than you. Daryl Dragon washes his hands, then breathes a not-very-intense fire on his hands to dry them. Daryl Dragon can't get a speeding ticket. "Okay, Mr. Dragon...
Via Razzball
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pineda and McCarthy look to lead the Yanks back to postseason

Michael Pineda Yankees – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   Before the season, the New York Yankees starting pitching staff looked to be in pretty good shape. It was assumed that they had two aces in CC Sabathia and the Masahiro Tanaka to go along with veteran Hiroki Kuroda and young arms Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda. Pineda dazzled in his rookie campaign with the Seattle Mariners...
Via Hot Stove MLB
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pineda & Hal Remind Everyone That Offense Is The Problem For Yankees

The good news about last night's game against the Orioles was Michael Pineda:  5IP, 2H, 1R, 0BB, 4K.  Pineda threw 67 pitches in a very solid return to the Yankees rotation, after not having pitched since late April.The bad news, in spite of the fact that the bullpen had a bad night, was the offense. Or, was it? Does the fact that something happens almost every night make it bad...
Via Lady At The Bat
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

One Red Sox fan's advice for Michael Pineda (video)

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe last time we saw New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda was back in April, standing on the mound at Fenway Park as the home plate umpire was inspecting him for a suspicious-looking substance on his neck which, of course, turned out to be pine tar.Pineda was immediately thrown out of the game and pine tar - and its use by pitchers - became...
Via RedSoxLife
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees desperate, call up Pineda

After a jaw dropping 11-3 loss against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night, the New York Yankees are pulling out all the stops. He hasn’t pitched for the team since April, but Michael Pineda is back. Pineda will make his first appearance on Wednesday since his 10 day suspension on April 23rd when he was caught with pine tar on his neck during a game against long time rival, Boston...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees' Pineda to make first start since pine tar suspension

  New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda will come off the disabled list Wednesday and make his first start since his suspension for using pine tar on the mound. Pineda last pitched on April 23, when he was ejected from a game against Boston. He received a 10-game suspension from Major League Baseball for ''possessing a foreign substance on his person.'' Pineda has been on...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees RHP Pineda to return from DL on Wednesday

BALTIMORE (AP) New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda will come off the disabled list Wednesday and make his first start since his suspension for using pine tar on the mound. Pineda last pitched on April 23, when he was ejected from a game against Boston. He received a 10-game suspension from Major League Baseball for ''possessing a foreign substance on his person.'' Pineda...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda to Start Wednesday vs Orioles

#487345847 / gettyimages.com Michael Pineda was pitching very well before injuring his back, which has kept him without a start since April 23rd.  Michael Pineda will be back on the mound on Wednesday vs. the Orioles according to Sweeney Murti of WFAN. The New York Yankees are battling for relevance in a AL wild card race that is heating up.   One of their problems has been a...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda set to return for Yankees this week; a worthy mixed league addition

With 7.2 innings of one run ball behind him on a two-outing rehab stint in AAA, Michael Pineda is eyeing a Wednesday return for the New York Yankees when they take on the Baltimore Orioles. Out since late April, the 25-year-old Pineda was enjoying a strong start to the season before injury struck. Available in 69% of leagues, Pineda has plenty to offer mixed leaguers chasing a fantasy...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Michael Pineda, Kelly Johnson

The New York Yankees entered Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers with a 55-51 record, just four and a half games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. The Yankees are in the thick of the division race despite being in the middle of the pack in runs scored and ERA. The good news is that two key components to the team, pitcher Michael Pineda and third...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 31, 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 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 been...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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 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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 26, 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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via The Sports Bank
May 16, 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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball and the Business of 'Cheating'

When Michael Pineda was ejected from his last start for having pine tar on his neck, he was, technically, cheating. This was affirmed by his subsequent 10-game suspension. But the outrage over the Pineda incident wasn't due to the fact the he was using pine tar, it was because he was blatantly using it. Red Sox starter Jake Peavy told reporters that he, “thought (Wednesday)...
Via The Sports Post
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees' Michael Pineda out 3-4 weeks

It appears as though New York Yankees’ Michael Pineda will be out longer than just his 10 game suspension. Pineda is said to have a grade one strain in his teres major muscle, a muscle that is located in the upper back around the shoulder. The injury was announced last night by Yankees beat writer Erik Boland.Grade 1 strain in teres major muscle for Pineda, team announces. Will...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Goop-Meister Pineda Sidelined For 3-4 Weeks

Michael Pineda—he of GoopGate I and GoopGate II—will be out 3-4 weeks with a Grade 1 teres major muscle strain in his back. Pineda suffered the injury while throwing a simulated game yesterday. This is the same injury that has sidelined Los Angeles Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw for over a month. It's unclear whether the injury was caused by awkwardly reaching for 'simulated' pine...
Via FenwayNation
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Injuries For New York Yankees’ Michael Pineda, Jacoby Ellsbury

The New York Yankees’ roster took a hit, or three, on Tuesday. Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda will see the last day of his 10-game pine tar suspension on Sunday, but his return to the mound might be further delayed due to tightness in his right latissimus muscle. “I would think his start Monday is probably in jeopardy,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of Pineda, who noticed...
Via NESN.com
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB could re-evaluate pine tar rule during offseason

Last week’s drama surrounding Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has sparked a conversation within Major League Baseball about the efficacy of the league’s rules about the use of pine tar, and changes could be coming. Commissioner Bud Selig said the league will wait until after the season to look into whether the rule banning pitchers from using the substance should be changed, according...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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