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.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:29:54 -0700
The New York Yankees are considering using SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) out of the major league bullpen whenever he's eligible to return, according to a baseball official with knowledge of their thinking. He's more likely to stick at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when he's ready to return, however. He's still working through his rehab and had a rough go Sunday, June 30.
Fantasy Tip: On the other hand, it's realistic to think he'd overtake David Phelps or Ivan Nova eventually, but that might not come until 2014 if Pineda can't prove he's healthy and the other SPs remain at least competent. Still, Pineda is a decent deep-league stash on his talent alone.
Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:01:39 -0700
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) struggled in his fourth minor-league rehab start Sunday, June 30, with Double-A Trenton. He allowed four runs, four hits and four walks with four strikeouts over three innings. "His velocity was fine," manager Joe Girardi said. "Just from the box score, it just looks like he didn't pitch well." One scout said Pineda's velocity reached 95 mph, but the pitcher was "all over the place."
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:48:16 -0700
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) is scheduled to make his next rehab start for Double-A Trenton Tuesday, June 25, against Erie.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:49:18 -0700
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has been thrilled with the progress from SP Michael Pineda (shoulder), and the righty is hitting mid-to-low 90s with his fastball. He'll make his third rehab start in the Florida State League Thursday, June 20, and throw around 80 pitches. The team will continue to evaluate him to determine if he'll be ready to return to the majors.
Fantasy Tip: Pineda could be a steal off the waiver wire for the second half of the season if team brass determines he's ready for another try at the major league level. Health is key, but if reports are any indication, he looks like he's close to top form. Consider stashing him in deep leagues soon, if not now.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:28:01 -0700
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start Thursday, June 20, and will throw around 80 pitches.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:56:05 -0700
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) will pitch in a simulated game at the team's complex in Tampa Bay on Friday, June 14. He's expected to throw 75 pitches.
Fantasy Tip: Pineda continues to make progress from shoulder surgery. It's a good time to stash him in fantasy leagues where he's still available and there's room on rosters.