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Michael Pineda | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Michael Pineda was lifted after allowing four runs in 3 2/3 innings Sunday against the Orioles.
Pineda just doesn't have the look of someone ready to step it up in the postseason. He ends the year 12-10 with a 4.37 ERA, though that does come with an excellent 156/21 K/BB ratio in 160 2/3 innings. He gave up at least four runs in seven of his 10 second-half starts. Oct 4 - 7:15 PM

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Michael Pineda was hammered for seven runs over six innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Pineda leaked six of the seven runs in the first inning, which included a three-run blast by Blake Swihart. He was solid from there, relenting only a solo homer to Mookie Betts. The homers were two of seven hits the right-hander allowed while walking zero and striking out four. Pineda will head into his final regular season start, in Baltimore against the Orioles, with a 4.24 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 151/21 K/BB ratio over 157 innings.
Sep 29 - 10:12 PM

Michael Pineda outpitched Chris Sale on Thursday, holding the White Sox to one run over six innings to earn his 12th win.

Pineda threw 70 of his 89 pitches for strikes in the 3-2 victory. He's yet to throw more than six innings in any of his six stats since returning from a forearm strain.
Sep 24 - 11:03 PM

Michael Pineda tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Mets.

Pineda was pulled with two on in the sixth. It was an interesting move by Yankees manager Joe Girardi, but it paid off, as Justin Wilson was able to work out of a bases-loaded jam by striking out David Wright and Juan Uribe. Pineda struck out four and walked one in the victory and now sits at 11-8 with a 4.10 ERA on the year. He lines up to face the White Sox next week.
Sep 19 - 4:27 PM

Michael Pineda took a no-decision Saturday against the Blue Jays after surrendering four runs over 5 1/3 innings.

It was one of those days at Yankee Stadium, as Pineda gave up a season-high three home runs. He allowed six hits in all while walking two and striking out five. He has allowed 14 runs in 21 2/3 innings since coming off the disabled list, increasing his ERA from 3.97 to 4.25 in the process. He'll attempt to rebound next weekend in an interleague showdown against the crosstown Mets.
Sep 12 - 5:59 PM

Michael Pineda gave up four earned runs over six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Orioles.

New York did rally to win the game. Pineda allowed all four of those runs in an ugly top of the second inning and then settled in from there. He finished with two walks and five strikeouts, and now holds a 4.15 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 132/18 K/BB ratio over 134 1/3 innings this season. A tough matchup with the Blue Jays is next.
Sep 7 - 4:27 PM

Michael Pineda limited the Red Sox to one run over six innings, earning the win on Tuesday.

The only run came around in the third inning on a Pablo Sandoval single. It was one of only four hits Pineda allowed while striking out seven and walking none. Pineda struggled in his return from the disabled list on Wednesday, but he'll hope to put together a strong final month. He'll carry a 4.07 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP and a 127/16 K/BB ratio over 128 1/3 innings into a home start versus the Orioles.
Sep 1 - 10:00 PM

Michael Pineda gave up five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Yankees' loss to the Astros.

Pineda, making his first start since late July, surrendered a solo homer to Evan Gattis in the second inning and then let the Astros open the floodgates in a four-run fifth inning. He issued just one walk and struck out three, but the 'Stros tagged him for six hits. Pineda will carry a 9-8 record, 4.19 ERA, and 1.23 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Red Sox.
Aug 26 - 4:51 PM

Yankees activated RHP Michael Pineda from the 15-day disabled list.

Pineda will rejoin the Yanks' rotation on Wednesday versus the Astros. He'll be limited to 80-85 pitches in what will be his first outing since he went down with a right flexor forearm muscle strain in late July. Pineda holds a 3.97 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 117/15 K/BB ratio over 118 innings this season.
Aug 26 - 12:25 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that Micheal Pineda is expected to rejoin the rotation on Wednesday against the Astros.

That would push Masahiro Tanaka's next start back a couple of days until Friday. Pineda has been sidelined since late July due to a strained forearm. Before landing on the shelf, he posted a 3.97 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 117/15 K/BB ratio over 118 innings.
Aug 22 - 11:21 AM

Michael Pineda (forearm) will make another rehab start on Friday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

There had been some discussion that Pineda could rejoin the Yankees' rotation, but he threw just 42 pitches in his first rehab outing and the club wants him to build up his pitch count a bit more. Pineda will likely be back with the Yankees next week.
Aug 19 - 11:51 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the club is "still talking about" whether Michael Pineda (forearm) will rejoin the rotation this week or make another rehab start.

Pineda will throw a bullpen session Wednesday at Yankee Stadium and it's possible he'll be cleared to return this weekend if Girardi and Co. like what they see. The big right-hander allowed two runs on four hits over his three innings of work in his rehab start on Sunday, so he could rejoin the rotation as soon as Friday.
Aug 19 - 9:18 AM

Michael Pineda (elbow) allowed two runs on four hits over his three innings of work in Sunday's minor league rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Pineda didn't issue a walk or record a strikeout on the day, throwing a total of 42 pitches. It's unclear if he'll need another rehab start after this or if he'll be cleared to rejoin the Yankees rotation at some point next week.
Aug 16 - 5:50 PM

Michael Pineda (elbow) could rejoin the Yankees' rotation as soon as next week.

General manager Brian Cashman said shortly after Pineda went on the disabled list in late July that the righty wouldn't be back until September. However, Pineda is set to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton on Sunday and it's possible that's the only rehab start he'll need. "I think you have to see where he’s at and how he feels," manager Joe Girardi said. "That’s something I think you talk about. He hasn’t been off that long. Sometimes need determines things, too."
Aug 14 - 10:37 AM

Michael Pineda (forearm) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with Double-A Trenton.

Pineda is expected to toss around 45 pitches in the outing. He has been on the disabled list since July 30 with a Grade 1 flexor muscle strain in his right forearm and will make at least two appearances on the farm before being considered for activation. The 26-year-old holds a 3.97 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 117/15 K/BB ratio in 118 innings (19 starts) this season for the Yankees.
Aug 13 - 3:53 PM

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