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35 Michael Pineda SP
Height/Weight: 6-7/265 | Birthdate: 1/18/1989 | Birthplace: Yaguate, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Salary: $528,475 | Owned/Started%: 51/1 | Average Draft Position: 176.76
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Michael Pineda throws two innings


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda (shoulder) had his scheduled simulated game rained out, so he pitched inside and threw the equivalent of two innings, reports The Journal News. Pineda will throw three innings or 45 to 50 pitches early next week, the report said.

Manager Joe Girardi told the paper he wasn't sure whether that would be a simulated game or in the minors.


Michael Pineda speeding up return from shoulder injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda, who has been out since April 23 with a right shoulder injury, has thrown one bullpen session and will likely do another before taking the next step in his rehab, per MLB.com. That step will likely be a simulated game.

Pineda started just four games before going down. The injury-ravaged New York rotation could certainly use another effective starter.


Yankees have recovery plan mapped out for Michael Pineda


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters that pitcher Michael Pineda continues to make progress in his recovery from shoulder inflammation. Pineda has been throwing bullpen sessions in Tampa and the Yankees have dates mapped out for his recovery, but Cashman would not reveal them to the press.

That said, Pineda is still targeting an August return, according to the Journal News.

"We have actually dates in play that we’re shooting for, but I'd rather not reveal what they are just yet because it seems like once you put them out there, then you have to alter them," Cashman said. "Hopefully he'll be back for us in August."

Michael Pineda throws first bullpen session


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda tossed a bullpen session without issue Friday, according to MLB.com.

Pineda, working his way back from shoulder inflammation, tossed 25 pitches in the bullpen and reported no issues. He will continue moving forward in his recovery, though the next step is not yet known. 


Michael Pineda to throw bullpen session


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda, who continues to deal with shoulder inflammation, is scheduled to throw a bullpen session later this week, reports MLB.com. However, Pineda is not expected to return until mid-August at the earliest, the report said.

Michael Pineda plays catch Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda played catch at a distance of 90 feet Saturday, as he continues to recover from a case of right shoulder inflammation, MLB.com reports. Pineda has been sidelined since April 23 and is targeting a possible return in August.

Michael Pineda throws 25 pitches without issue Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda threw 25 pitches at a distance of 60 feet and reported no problems, the New York Post reports.

Pineda had his rehab shut down last Saturday after an MRI revealed inflammation in his right shoulder. He is looking at an August return in a best-case scenario.


Joe Girardi: Michael Pineda won't need another MRI


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Yankees manager Joe Girardi downplayed the shoulder inflammation that set back the timetable for pitcher Michael Pineda, reports the Wall Street Journal. Girardi said Pineda will throw on Saturday and won't need a second MRI.

Pineda hasn't pitched since April 23. It appears he won't return until at least August.


Michael Pineda shut down one week with lingering inflammation


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda's MRI showed he is still dealing with inflammation in his right shoulder Saturday, pushing his timetable back another week.

Pineda, who was initially expected to throw Saturday, will not rest again until next Saturday, in the hopes that extra time off will help the injury calm down. Pineda has been out since April 23, and has suffered a number of setbacks and is likely out until at least August. 


Michael Pineda getting MRI Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda will undergo an MRI on his back Friday, according to the YES Network.

Pineda hasn't experienced a setback, or anything like that. It's customary for a player with his injury to get an MRI a few weeks later in order to make sure the injury is healing properly. Pineda has been sidelined since April due to arm and back issues. 

Over 19 2/3 innings, Pineda has a 1.83 ERA.


Michael Pineda set to begin throwing Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda will begin a throwing program this weekend, as he continues to work his way back from right shoulder soreness.

Pineda will throw for the first time Saturday, according to MLB.com. He is still expected to be out until August. 


Michael Pineda will be sidelined until August


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters that he doesn't expect to see pitcher Michael Pineda  back with the team until August, the Wall Street Journal reports. Pineda is working his way back from a strained back muscle, but re-aggravated the injury in late May.

Michael Pineda's return a mystery


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) It remains unclear when Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda will return from a strained back muscle, reports The Star-Ledger. Pineda hasn't thrown since feeling soreness in the muscle while playing catch May 31, the report said.

"There’s still not an exact time table on him yet," manager Joe Girardi told the paper. "He’s not playing catch yet. We’re not there yet. Once he starts that, it will be easier to map it out."


Yanks transfer Michael Pineda to 60-day DL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) The Yankees moved pitcher Michael Pineda from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL. He was just shut down for 10 days, stalling his recovery from a back/shoulder injury.

Michael Pineda shut down for 10 days


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been shut down for 10 days, according to Newsday.

Pineda had a setback Saturday, and it was unclear how much time he would miss. The team is not worried about the issue long-term, and Pineda should resume throwing shortly.


Michael Pineda shut down with re-aggravation


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has suffered a setback in his recovery from a back/shoulder injury, and has been shut down from his work in extended spring training.

Pineda was set to throw another extended spring game Sunday, but is still dealing with inflammation in his back. At this point, there is no timetable for his possible resumption of pitching, but a return in June seems unlikely, according to MLB.com. 


Michael Pineda throws two successful innings


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda threw two innings in an extended spring training game against the Phillies at the Yankees’ minor-league complex, reports the New York Post. Pineda allowed one unearned run on two hits while striking out four and walking one.

Pineda, who's rehabbing a back injury, likely will pitch in another extended spring game this weekend.


Michael Pineda set for extended spring outing Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (shoulder) is expected to throw two innings during an extended spring start Tuesday, per The Wall Street Journal. He then might throw one more extended spring start after Tuesday's outing.

Michael Pineda throws 28 pitches at batting practice Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda threw 28 pitches during a live batting practice session Saturday, MLB.com reports.

Pineda is working his way back from a shoulder muscle injury. His next step could be a minor-league rehab assignment, though the team has yet to decide what Pineda will do next.


Michael Pineda to face hitters Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda continues to recover from a shoulder muscle injury, and will begin facing live hitters in the coming days.

MLB.com reported Thursday Pineda is set to throw to live hitters Saturday at the team's spring training complex Saturday. His workload so far has consisted of bullpen sessions of 20-to-30 pitches so far. He remains on track to pick in the majors in June.

"He's progressing like we want," manager Joe Girardi said. "Everything is going according to plan, so let's keep going forward."


Michael Pineda completes bullpen session Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda completed a 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday without any issues. He is expected to throw a "couple more" bullpens before he starts a minor-league rehab assignment, according to ESPN New York. He is scheduled for a 25-pitch session on Sunday.

Pineda was suspended for using pine tar against the Red Sox on April 23. He went 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA in four starts before the suspension and injury.

Michael Pineda playing catch at 90 feet


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda, who's dealing with a muscle injury near his shoulder, played catch at 90 feet with pitching coach Larry Rothschild, reports MLB.com. It's the third time he's played catch in the last four days.

Pineda isn't expected back for another month.


Michael Pineda at least a month away


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said starting pitcher Michael Pineda started playing catch at 60 feet Saturday but won't be back for at least four weeks, reports The Star-Ledger. Pineda is dealing with a muscle injury near his shoulder.

He's 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA in four starts. Before going on the disabled list, Pineda was hit with a 10-game suspension for using a foreign substance on the mound.


Michael Pineda placed on DL after serving suspension


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) The Yankees announced Tuesday starting pitcher Michael Pineda was reinstated from the suspended list, but was then placed on the 15-day disabled list due to right shoulder muscle injury. Pineda is expected to be sidelined for at least 3-4 weeks.

Michael Pineda out three weeks with back strain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda added injury to insult Tuesday, as he suffered a back injury while throwing a side session during his 10-game suspension.

Pineda suffered a Grade 1 strain to the teres major muscle near his shoulder, according to Newsday, though the injury is not related to the labrum surgery that cost him two years of action. Pineda will be shut down for 10 days to recover, and will then need three to four weeks to rebuild arm strength before he is able to return.

Pineda was off to a fantastic start to the season, before he was hit with a 10-game suspension for using a foreign substance on the mound. He had a 1.83 ERA in 19 2/3 innings in his firs four starts.