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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 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

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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

Michael Pineda (forearm) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Monday.

It was his first time throwing off a mound since landing on the disabled list late last month with a Grade 1 right flexor muscle strain. Pineda will throw another bullpen session on Thursday. He appears to be coming along well, but the Yankees aren't expecting him back before the end of August.
Aug 11 - 6:58 PM

Michael Pineda (forearm) will play catch Wednesday.

It will be the first time he's done any throwing since being diagnosed last week with a Grade 1 right flexor muscle strain. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman on Tuesday said that Pineda will not return until September. "I don’t have control for that," Pineda said. "... It’s a long process for starting pitching and we have to do (it)."
Aug 5 - 9:52 AM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has ruled out Michael Pineda (forearm) returning in August.

It's not a big surprise. Pineda was shut down last week with a right flexor forearm muscle strain and is still a few days away from throwing. The Yankees will likely have him make a couple of minor league rehab starts, so a return in September is more realistic.
Aug 4 - 3:41 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
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
6Luis Severino
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Diego Moreno
7Sergio Santos
8Bryan Mitchell
9Branden Pinder
10Nick Goody