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Michael Pineda | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday.
It's the first time he's thrown off the mound since May, though he had been playing catch for a few weeks. The Yankees are hoping to get Pineda back in the rotation in about a month, though that's obviously a loose timetable. He's been on the disabled list since late April. Jul 13 - 10:13 AM

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The Yankees hope that Michael Pineda (shoulder) will be ready to throw off a mound later this week.

Pineda has progressed to playing catch from 90 feet and is nearly ready to throw from the bump again. The Yanks are hoping he'll be ready to rejoin the rotation in mid-August, but that's a rough timetable. Pineda has been out since early May with shoulder issues.
Jul 7 - 9:58 PM

Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw 25 pitches from 60 feet on Saturday.

Pineda has been out since early May with a right shoulder injury. He's basically starting over as if it were the beginning of spring training and probably won't be an option for the Yankees' rotation until August.
Jun 28 - 7:24 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi expects Michael Pineda (shoulder, back) to resume throwing next Saturday.

Pineda was unable to throw this weekend as planned, but Girardi on Sunday downplayed what he thinks was just a mini-setback. The skipper said that Pineda will not need to undergo another MRI. Pineda isn't expected back until August.
Jun 22 - 11:13 AM

Michael Pineda was unable to play catch Saturday due to renewed inflammation in his right shoulder.

This is another setback for Pineda, who will have to rest at least an extra week. He has been on the disabled list since May 6 and likely won't return until August. The 25-year-old right-hander has thrown just 19 2/3 innings in the major leagues since 2011.
Jun 21 - 6:06 PM

Michael Pineda (shoulder, back) will undergo an MRI Friday to determine how his strained upper back muscle is healing.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman stressed that Pineda "feels great" and that the MRI is "just part of the process." Pineda has been shut down for 20 days after straining his back last month but is expected to be cleared to resume throwing if the MRI shows the necessary progress.
Jun 20 - 11:38 AM

Michael Pineda (shoulder, back) will resume a throwing program Saturday.

Pineda originally went on the disabled list back in early May with a shoulder injury and had a setback when he tweaked his upper back. The Yankees aren't expecting him back in the rotation until August.
Jun 17 - 8:33 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday that he doesn't expect Michael Pineda (shoulder) to return to the Yankees until at least August.

The hard-throwing young right-hander continues to rehab, making slow progress in his recovery from shoulder and upper back ailments. Fantasy owners who have been holding tight waiting for him to return may be forced to cut bait instead of holding the dead roster space for another couple of months.
Jun 13 - 7:20 PM

Michael Pineda (shoulder, back) has yet to resume a throwing program.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi did say Thursday that the righty was "pretty close" to mound work and that the plan has been to shut him down for this amount of time. Pineda is dealing with some inflammation in his upper back after initially going on the disabled list back in late April with a shoulder ailment.
Jun 12 - 7:48 PM

Yankees transferred RHP Michael Pineda from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Wade LeBlanc on the active roster. Pineda recently had a setback in extended spring training and doesn't appear close to rejoining the Yankees, so the move doesn't affect his timeline.
Jun 3 - 3:51 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that Michael Pineda (shoulder, back) is likely to be shut down for at least 10 days.

Pineda is dealing with some inflammation in his upper back. The right-hander isn't concerned that it's a long-term setback, but it's obviously going to significantly delay his return to the Yankees' rotation. Pineda has been on the shelf since late April.
Jun 1 - 11:39 AM

Michael Pineda has been shut down at extended spring training due to inflammation in his upper back.

Pineda was scheduled to make another live appearance on Saturday but had to be scratched. Even if it's only a minor setback, he can probably now be ruled out until at least early July. The big right-hander had a 1.83 ERA over his first four starts this season but hasn't pitched in a major league game since April 23.
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May 31 - 5:09 PM

Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw two innings Tuesday in extended spring training.

Pineda allowed one unearned run on two hits and one walk while striking out four batters. He threw 20 out of 28 pitches for strikes. Pineda likely will throw in another extend spring training game this weekend before possibly going out on a minor league rehab assignment. He's likely a couple of weeks away from rejoining the Yankees.
May 27 - 3:37 PM

Michael Pineda (shoulder) will throw two innings in an extended spring training game Tuesday.

He could appear in an additional extended spring training game after that before beginning a rehab assignment. Pineda has been progressing well in his recovery from a right shoulder muscle injury and is hoping to rejoin the Yankees' rotation in a few weeks.
May 25 - 12:26 PM

Michael Pineda (shoulder) will face hitters on Saturday.

It will be the first time he's done so since going on the disabled list earlier this month with a right shoulder muscle injury. "He's progressing like we want," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "Everything is going according to plan, so let's keep going forward." Pineda is expected back in the Yankees' rotation sometime next month.
May 22 - 9:56 PM

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