Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:07:18 -0700
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda strengthened his bid for the final rotation spot by tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings Thursday, March 13, giving up three hits and striking out five of the 11 batters he faced. However, he hit 92 mph with his fastball just twice, with most of his heaters clocking in in the 89-90 mph range. Pineda threw strikes, though, and his breaking pitch was sharp. Manager Joe Girardi hinted that Pineda might be the favorite for the No. 5 spot. Girardi also said the team doesn't expect Pineda to reach 30 starts or 200 innings in 2014 since he hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2011.
Fantasy Tip: Pineda is a bit of a sleeper candidate because of the fact that he didn't pitch at all in pinstripes last season. He's worthy of a late-round gamble in mixed leagues, but keep an eye on his velocity early in the season.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:47:38 -0800
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) will throw a simulated game Sunday, March 2, and should then move to a real game after that.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:28:19 -0800
The New York Yankees are encouraged with what they see so far from SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) because he's showing signs of increased velocity.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:34:34 -0800
The fifth starter job for the New York Yankees will be a battle between SP Vidal Nuno, David Phelps, Michael Pineda and Adam Warren. Pineda declined to handicap the race when asked Monday, Feb. 10. "I don't know. I'm not really paying attention (to whether) I'm the favorite or not," Pineda said. "I'm focused on my job and doing good and making it through spring training."
Fantasy Tip: Normally the fifth starter job has limited fantasy appeal in most leagues, but the winner of the job in New York has a little more value due to their top-to-bottom lineup and strong offensive support. The situation will be a fun battle to watch during camp.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:33:41 -0800
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) insisted Monday, Feb. 10, that he is healthy and in shape. He reported to camp Monday. "I'm going to compete for the rotation," Pineda said. "I'm the same Michael Pineda. I'm 100 percent now and my body is in good shape." He is battling for a rotation spot behind SPs CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Masahiro Tanaka and Ivan Nova.
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:17:30 -0800
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said SP Andy Pettitte is not considering unretiring again. "He has shut it down for good," Cashman said. "That door is closed." If the season started today, CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova would be the Yankees' top three starters, with the two remaining spots in the rotation being filled by internal candidates such as Michael Pineda, Adam Warren and David Phelps.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 02:09:22 -0800
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) is finally healthy after two years of shoulder issues and will compete for a job in spring camp.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:05:44 -0700
The New York Yankees have just two pitchers locked into spots for the rotation in 2014, SPs CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova. SP Andy Pettitte has retired, and SPs Hiroki Kuroda and Phil Hughes are impending free agents. The team is hopeful Michael Pineda will be able to lock up a spot in spring training, and SPs Vidal Nuno, David Phelps and Adam Warren are other potential candidates to compete for spots barring any help from outside of the organization.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:12:44 -0700
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) was recently cleared to throw but is only throwing bullpen sessions and likely will not pitch for the team this season.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:07:08 -0700
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) is dealing with tightness in his shoulder, and he'll be shut down for seven to 10 days.