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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 got a no-decision after allowing two runs over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.
Pineda, making his second start since being activated from the disabled list, held the Astros to four hits and a walk while striking out three. He started the seventh inning, but issued a lead-off walk before being pulled. The Yankees' bullpen would then allow four runs, taking Pineda out of the running for a win. Now with six starts under his belt, Pineda has a 2.05 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP, and a 22/4 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Royals on the road on Monday. Aug 20 - 10:48 PM

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Michael Pineda, making his first start since April 23, was solid over five innings, allowing one run in a no-decision against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Pineda threw 67 pitches after taking nearly four months to recover from an upper back injury following his suspension for pine tar use. The right-hander gave up only two hits, walked none, and struck out four. Now with five starts under his belt, he has a 1.82 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and a 19/3 K/BB ratio. Pineda will try to go deeper into the game when he takes on the Astros at home next week.
Aug 13 - 10:11 PM

Yankees activated RHP Michael Pineda from the 60-day disabled list.

Pineda is starting for the Yankees on Wednesday night in Baltimore. It will be his first time on a major league mound since he was ejected (and then suspended) for pine tar use on April 23. Pineda strained a muscle in his upper back while trying to stay in pitching shape during that suspension and took nearly four months to recover. The 25-year-old had a 1.83 ERA over his first 19 2/3 innings this season and could carry significant fantasy value down the stretch.
Aug 13 - 4:13 PM

Michael Pineda has been confirmed as the Yankees' starter for Wednesday's game in Baltimore.

It will be Pineda's first time on a major league mound since he was ejected (and subsequently suspended) for pine tar use on April 23. Pineda strained a muscle in his upper back while throwing on the side during his suspension and is just now returning to full health. The 25-year-old right-hander had a 1.83 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 15/3 K/BB ratio over his first 19 2/3 innings (four starts) this season.
Aug 11 - 2:33 PM

Michael Pineda (back) looked good in Friday's minor league rehab start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, allowing one run on six hits over 4 1/3 innings of work while striking out seven.

Pineda threw 72 pitches in the game and afterwards declared himself ready to return to the Yankees. It's expected that he will rejoin the rotation on Wednesday in Baltimore, though he may be on a limited pitch count for that first start back. He's worth the add if available in mixed leagues.
Aug 9 - 8:37 AM

Michael Pineda (back) is expected to rejoin the Yankees' rotation on August 13 in Baltimore.

Esmil Rogers will make a spot start on Friday as Pineda makes one more rehab start, but the big right-hander will be back next week if all goes well. Pineda has been on the shelf since late April with a strained muscle in upper back, but struck out four over 3 1/3 scoreless frames in his first rehab outing last weekend. Fantasy owners should stash him now if he's still on the waiver wire.
Aug 8 - 9:01 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it's unlikely Michael Pineda (back) will be ready to rejoin the rotation Friday in place of David Phelps (elbow).

Pineda threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings in his first rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. He's slated to throw 75 pitches in his next rehab start, so it's possible he'll be ready to rejoin the Yankees' rotation next week. "I really don't think it's going to be here," said Girardi. "Sometimes circumstances dictate that you need a guy sooner than maybe they're ready. Sitting here today, I would say our plan is not for [Pineda] to start here on Friday. You want to make sure a guy is healthy. You also want to make sure that they're up to full strength before you throw them out there, because the competitive nature is going to kick in. But you also want him sharp. Obviously he's getting closer."
Aug 4 - 9:25 PM

Michael Pineda (back) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment on Sunday after throwing a successful simulated game Tuesday.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi described Pineda during the simulated game as "really good." It's not clear where he'll be assigned for his rehab assignment, but he'll throw 60-65 pitches and/or four innings in his first rehab start. Pineda is tracking towards a mid-August return if all goes well.
Jul 29 - 6:19 PM

Michael Pineda (back) will throw three innings or 45 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday.

It's not clear what the next step will be after that, but Pineda beginning a rehab assignment would seem to be plausible. The Yankees are hoping to get the big right-hander back in their rotation in mid-August. Pineda has been out since late April with a strained muscle in upper back.
Jul 28 - 9:00 PM

Michael Pineda (shoulder) is scheduled to throw two live sessions of batting practice this week.

If those go well, he will be cleared for simulated action. And then comes a minor league rehab assignment. The right-hander could be an option for the Yankees' rotation by mid-August if all continues to go well. Pineda has been sidelined since April with a shoulder issue.
Jul 21 - 1:20 PM

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

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

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