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Yankees | Michael Pineda won't appeal suspension

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:00:51 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda will not appeal his 10-game suspension, so he'll begin his suspension Thursday, April 24.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman

Yankees | Michael Pineda suspended

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:11:07 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda was suspended 10 games Thursday, April 24, after being ejected from his outing Wednesday, April 23, for using a foreign substance on the baseball.

Fantasy Tip: Pineda should only miss one of his scheduled starts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman

Yankees | Michael Pineda admits to using pine tar

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:56:40 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar during his outing Wednesday, April 23, but said he wasn't doing it to cheat, but rather to get a grip on the ball to ensure he wouldn't hit anyone with an errant pitch. "I fully respect that on a cold night you're trying to get a grip, but when it's that obvious something has got to be said," Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said. Both Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi expect Pineda to be suspended for the incident.

Fantasy Tip: If Pineda is suspended, he's unlikely to miss more than a start or two for the incident. Be prepared to go in another direction for a week if that happens.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Wallace Matthews

Yankees | More on Michael Pineda

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:45:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda is not subject to a mandatory suspension for his ejection for using a foreign substance Wednesday, April 23, against the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Tip: The situation will certainly be reviewed by the major league offices, however, and a suspension could be coming. His suspension has had one huge impact already, and that was in the Twitterverse, as #PINEda was among the Top 10 trends.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Andrew Marchand

Yankees | Michael Pineda ejected

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:02:12 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda was ejected Wednesday, April 23, against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning for having a foreign substance on his neck that he was applying to the baseball. Pineda was suspected of having pine tar on the palm of his pitching hand, and Red Sox manager John Farrell asked the home plate umpire to check Pineda. After examination, he was ejected from the game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Wallace Matthews

Yankees | Michael Pineda won't be punished

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:15:58 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda will not be suspended by Major League Baseball for having what looked like pine tar on his right hand during his outing Thursday, April 10. "The umpires did not observe an application of a foreign substance during the game and the issue was not raised by the Red Sox," read an MLB statement on the issue. "Given those circumstances, there are no plans to issue a suspension, but we intend to talk to the Yankees regarding what occurred." Pineda denied that he used pine tar while pitching and said he had dirt on his hand.

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Yankees | Michael Pineda accused of using foreign substance

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:25:09 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda was caught with a foreign substance on the palm of his right hand during his outing against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, April 10, and Red Sox manager John Farrell wasn't aware of it until the fourth inning. Pineda was saying the substance on his hand was dirt, and when he came out for the fifth inning, the substance had been wiped clean. "Again, a foreign substance is illegal, but by the time we became aware of it, it was gone," Farrell said. Pineda recorded the win by allowing four hits and striking out seven over six innings.

Fantasy Tip: The umpires were unaware and the Red Sox never alerted them about the issue, so event though it's against MLB rules to use foreign substances on the mound, it's unlikely Pineda will receive any type of suspension as a result.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

Yankees | Michael Pineda makes it back

Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:37:38 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) made his first major league start Saturday, April 5, since being acquired from the Seattle Mariners in January 2012. "I'm so excited today, my first game for the New York Yankees," Pineda said. He allowed five hits over six innings with no walks and five strikeouts, tossing 58 of his 83 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Pineda looked like such a promising prospect in Seattle, but a shoulder injury caused him to miss two seasons in the majors. If he can bounce back to his early form, he could very well re-emerge as a must-start in all fantasy leagues. Monitor his next start before sacrificing a roster spot in anything but deeper AL-only leagues at this point.

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Yankees | Michael Pineda confirmed as fifth starter

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:07:19 -0700

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed that SP Michael Pineda will be the team's No. 5 starter.

Fantasy Tip: Pineda's velocity and stuff were very sharp in camp this spring, earning him the job. Now that he appears to be fully past his shoulder issues, Pineda could be a real steal as a late-round flier in mixed universes.

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Yankees | Michael Pineda the favorite for No. 5 rotation spot?

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:46:01 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda gave up four hits and no runs while striking out five in 4 1/3 innings Tuesday, March 18, and it appears the No. 5 rotation spot is his to lose this spring. Pineda consistently hit 85 mph with his slider Tuesday and was between 90 and 92 mph with his fastball, and he was efficient with his pitches. Pineda hasn't allowed a run in nine spring innings. "Aggressive with every pitch. His slider is amazing. The ball was cutting really good. The fastball has some life so it's going to help a lot. And the changeup is great; he throws it right on the plate," C Francisco Cervelli said.

Manager Joe Girardi still wants to see Pineda stretched to the sixth or seventh innings, though, before it's official that he has a rotation spot locked up. However, Girardi said Pineda doesn't look like a pitcher coming off a serious injury. Pineda says he feels like he's getting stronger in each outing, and he won't rule out that he will touch the high-90s again. He's competing with SPs David Phelps, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno, who each have two spring starts left.

Fantasy Tip: Pineda has come at an extreme discount in drafts because of his serious shoulder injury. With all signs pointing to a bounce-back, don't be surprised to see him shooting up draft boards.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Wallace Matthews