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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
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Michael Pineda (forearm) hopes to resume throwing in 7-10 days.
Pineda felt discomfort after his last bullpen session and was placed on the disabled list Thursday. The expectation is that he could be out for around a month. Jul 30 - 5:29 PM

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Yankees placed RHP Michael Pineda on the 15-day disabled list with a right flexor forearm muscle strain.

It's a Grade 1 strain -- the least severe, but still quite serious. Andrew Miller missed a month earlier this year with the same injury. CC Sabathia is starting in Pineda's place Thursday night against the Rangers. It's time for the unusually-quiet Yanks to dive head-first into the trade market.
Jul 30 - 3:02 PM

Michael Pineda is headed to the disabled list with a Grade 1 strain in his right forearm.

It's the same injury that Andrew Miller suffered earlier this summer and he wound up missing a month. CC Sabathia will move up a spot and start in Pineda's place on Thursday night against the Rangers. It's a tough blow for the Yankees, who are probably going to get much more aggressive on the trade market.
Jul 30 - 2:29 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post was told that Michael Pineda is dealing with a right forearm muscle strain, not an elbow issue.

Sherman says it's not considered serious, but Pineda has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday night against the Rangers and it's not clear when he might be ready to pitch next. Bryan Mitchell will take the mound for the Yankees, who may now have a little more urgency to add a starter ahead of the July 31 trade deadline.
Jul 30 - 1:55 PM

According to Mike Francesa of WFAN, Michael Pineda has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday night against the Rangers due to an elbow issue.

"He’s not pitching tonight, and he might be badly hurt," Francesa told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday afternoon. Pineda was rocked for five runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings last Friday against the Twins, which may have been a strong signal that something was wrong. The 26-year-old is probably going to undergo a range of tests on his right elbow. It could be time for the Yankees to jump into the trade market.
Source: WFAN
Jul 30 - 1:26 PM

Michael Pineda was chased after giving up five runs over 5 2/3 innings Friday against the Twins.

Pineda wasn't fooling anyone on this night, allowing eight hits, including a two-run homer to Miguel Sano. He struck out four in the loss. After back-to-back bumpy starts, Pineda's ERA now sits at 3.97 on the year. He'll attempt to bounce back next week in a road start against the Rangers.
Jul 24 - 11:35 PM

Michael Pineda surrendered a pair of two-run home runs to Robinson Cano in a losing effort against the Mariners on Saturday.

Those four runs were all that Pineda allowed against his former club on a total of six hits over his six frames. The big right-hander walked a pair and struck out two on the afternoon. Now 9-6 on the season, he'll carry a 3.77 ERA and 1.21 WHIP into his matchup against the Twins in Minnesota on Friday.
Jul 18 - 4:22 PM

Michael Pineda gave up just one run over 6 2/3 innings in Friday's 5-1 win over the Red Sox.

Pineda was very efficient, allowing seven hits and no walks while striking out six batters. He threw 68 out of 89 pitches for strikes. The lone run came on a solo homer from Mookie Betts in the fifth inning. Pineda has allowed just three earned runs to go along with a 24/1 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings over his last three starts. He'll carry a 3.64 ERA into the All-Star break.
Jul 10 - 11:19 PM

Michael Pineda held the Rays scoreless over seven-plus innings and struck out 10 batters in a no-decision Saturday.

Pineda was excellent, allowing just five hits and one walk. He retired 12 batters in a row and 18 out of 19 before Curt Casali ended his day with a double in the top of the eighth. He was in line for the win before Dellin Betances blew the save in the ninth. After being knocked around by the Phillies on June 22, Pineda has rebounded with back-to-back strong starts. He'll bring a 3.79 ERA into a start against the Red Sox in Boston next week.
Jul 4 - 4:06 PM

Michael Pineda threw a complete game but took the loss Sunday, allowing three runs -- two earned -- over eight innings against the Astros.

Pineda surrendered seven hits without walking a batter, but a couple well-timed extra-base hits did him in. The right-hander did strike out eight on the day. Aside from the result, the start was a good one for Pineda after he was shelled by the Phillies his last time out. Pineda is 8-5 with a 4.08 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 95/12 K/BB ratio over 92 2/3 innings this year. He'll look for a better result Saturday against the Rays.
Jun 28 - 4:44 PM

Michael Pineda was shelled for eight runs in 3 1/3 innings, taking the loss as the Yankees fell 11-8 to the Phillies on Monday.

The Phillies have employed baseball's worst offense for much of the season, but were fresh off of a nine-run outburst on Sunday against the Cardinals and kept it going against Pineda. The right-hander yielded 11 hits and a walk without registering a strikeout. He's been prone to the blowup start, allowing five-plus runs in five of 14 starts thus far. Pineda now has a 4.25 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and an 87/12 K/BB ratio in 84 2/3 innings. He'll look to rebound in a weekend start in Houston against the Astros.
Jun 23 - 12:03 AM

Michael Pineda took a no-hitter into the seventh and won Wednesday after allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings against the Marlins.

The Yankees were probably happy to see Pineda lose the no-hitter, though not so much when it came on a Christian Yelich homer in a 2-0 game. Pineda was done soon afterwards, leaving after his 100th pitch of the game. There's a good chance manager Joe Girardi would have pulled him after seven even with the no-hitter intact. The bullpen held on to Pineda's lead, so he moved to 8-3 with a 3.54 ERA.
Jun 17 - 11:08 PM

Michael Pineda was tagged for six runs (five earned) in a season-low 4 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Orioles.

The Yankees recently gave Pineda some extra rest, so he was pitching on 10 days' rest Friday. It didn't go particularly well. The big blow was a four-run fourth inning, which was highlighted by a three-run home run from Chris Davis. Pineda struck out two and walked two in the loss and now owns a 3.74 ERA on the year. He'll look for better results against the Marlins next week.
Jun 12 - 10:55 PM

Michael Pineda's next scheduled start has been pushed back to June 12 as the Yankees monitor his workload.

Manager Joe Girardi was adamant that Pineda is perfectly fine physically, as the Yanks just want to keep his innings down after all the injuries he's dealt with the last few seasons. CC Sabathia will now get the ball on Sunday against the Angels instead of Pineda.
Jun 5 - 4:06 PM

Michael Pineda improved to 7-2 after limiting the Mariners to two runs in six innings as the Yankees went on to a 7-2 victory on Monday.

Both runs scored in Pineda's final inning. He took the mound in the seventh, allowed a single, a triple, and a double before walking Brad Miller and earning a trip to the showers. He had more than enough run support. Pineda allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out nine. He'll bring a 3.33 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and an 80/17 K/BB ratio over 76 2/3 innings into a home start versus the Angels next.
Jun 2 - 1:39 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Ivan Nova
6Bryan Mitchell
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Diego Moreno
7Nicholas Rumbelow
8Branden Pinder
9Sergio Santos