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Joel Pineiro | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/25/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Edison (FL) CC
Contract: view contract details

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Joel Pineiro has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a banned stimulant.
Pineiro was just given his release by the Angels on Monday after posting a rough 7.48 ERA through 21 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A Salt Lake. Assuming he eventually latches on elsewhere, which is far from a given at this point in his career, the 35-year-old will have to serve this suspension first. Jun 30 - 5:11 PM

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Angels released RHP Joel Pineiro.

Pineiro had a 7.48 ERA through 21 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A Salt Lake. The 35-year-old righty hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2011.
Jun 30 - 8:07 AM

Angels signed RHP Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract.

Pineiro wasted no time catching on with another club after being released by the Cubs. He'll start for the Angels' Triple-A Salt Lake affiliate on Saturday. The right-hander had a 4.43 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 22 1/3 innings with the Cubs' Double-A affiliate before being released.
Jun 7 - 4:21 PM

Cubs released RHP Joel Pineiro.

The 35-year-old right-hander had been attempting to make a comeback and was pitching at Double-A Tennessee. In 22 1/3 innings, he posted a 4.43 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 10/4 K/BB ratio. It's unclear if he'll explore an opportunity with another team, or if this is the end of the road for him.
Jun 7 - 8:59 AM

Cubs signed RHP Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract.

This confirms a report from Hiram Torraca of El Nuevo Día. Pineiro, now 35, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011, but he's hoping to make a comeback after shoulder surgery.
Apr 1 - 3:02 PM

According to Hiram Torraca of El Nuevo Día in Puerto Rico, the Cubs have signed right-hander Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract.

No official announcement yet from the team, but Pineiro is expected to spend about 10 days in extended spring training before joining Triple-A Iowa. The 35-year-old missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum.
Apr 1 - 2:30 PM

Jesse Sanchez of reports that Joel Pineiro is attempting a comeback to Major League Baseball.

The 35-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in the big leagues since posting a 5.13 ERA and 1.51 WHIP over 2/3 innings with the Angels in 2011. He missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing surgery for a torn labrum, but is currently pitching for Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Series, and looking for a spring training invite from any interested teams.
Feb 2 - 11:41 PM

Orioles released RHP Joel Pineiro.

Pineiro signed a minor league contract with the Orioles this year, but he never threw a pitch with the organization, as he was still in rehab mode from shoulder surgery last July. The 34-year-old is unlikely to resurface in the majors in the near future.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 10:55:00 AM

Orioles signed RHP Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract.

Pineiro hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011, when he posted an ugly 5.13 ERA in 145 2/3 innings with the Angels. He'll likely open the 2013 season at Triple-A.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 12:08:00 PM

Joel Pineiro has elected free agency.

He was shut down in July after having surgery to repair a SLAP tear in the labrum of his right shoulder. Pineiro had posted a 2.96 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 19/1 K/BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings at two minor league levels before the injury. If he's healthy enough and chooses to continue his career, he'll likely have to accept an incentive-laden minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 03:38:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Joel Pineiro's shoulder surgery was "more extensive" than initially thought.

Pineiro had surgery to repair a SLAP tear in the labrum in his right shoulder. He was already going to miss the rest of the season, but it's certainly conceivable that the operation could be a career-ender if the damage was really significantly worse than anticipated. Pineiro will turn 34 in September and will be a free agent this winter.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 09:00:00 PM

Joel Pineiro will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a SLAP tear in the labrum in his right shoulder.

SLAP is an acronym that stands for "superior labrum from anterior to posterior." Doctors also plan to take a look at his rotator cuff, so there could be even more damage. Pineiro was pitching at Triple-A in hopes to work his way back to the majors, but the surgery will shut him down for the rest of the year.
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 05:31:00 PM

Joel Pineiro (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch five innings Tuesday with the Orioles' Gulf Coast League affiliate.

It will be his first official start since being shut down in early May with shoulder soreness. The Orioles signed Pineiro in April with the idea of using him as a long-man out of the bullpen, but he'll have to prove his health first.
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 10:11:00 PM

Joel Pineiro (shoulder) pitched four innings in a simulated game Thursday.

Pineiro has been on Triple-A Norfolk's disabled list for a month with shoulder soreness. He'll pitch in a Gulf Coast League game Tuesday before likely rejoining Norfolk.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 08:38:00 AM

Joel Pineiro is going on the disabled list with Triple-A Norfolk due to a sore right shoulder.

Pineiro signed a minor league deal with the O's last month and had a 3.65 ERA over his first two starts with the Tides. It was a worthwhile gamble, but he can't be relied on at this point.
Tue, May 15, 2012 03:04:00 PM

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