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Michael Pineda headed to disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis

Mar 31, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT

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Michael Pineda will officially begin his tenure as a Yankee on the disabled list.

According to Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger, Pineda was diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis following an MRI this morning. The 23-year-old right-hander reported some soreness behind his right shoulder last night after being pounded for six runs on seven hits and three walks over just 2 2/3 innings.

Pineda’s diminished velocity has been a constant topic of conversation this spring, so it’s not clear if he’s been trying to pitch through the injury all along. For what it’s worth, he did have a 3.31 ERA and a 16/7 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings before last night’s outing.

The results of the MRI obviously could have been much worse, so the Yankees are fortunate in that respect, but it’s not known when he’ll resume throwing. They figure to be pretty cautious, though. Freddy Garcia is now officially in the Yankees’ starting rotation and will likely start the fifth game of the season on April 10 against the Orioles.

UPDATE: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Pineda will be shut down for 10-15 days, so it’s probably safe to rule him out for the first month of the season.

  1. mybrunoblog - Mar 31, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    I wonder how the docs missed this during his physical? Yankees should consider appealing to MLB if is determined Mariners knew about this condition and did not disclose it.

    • D.J. Short - Mar 31, 2012 at 12:04 PM

      Because he didn’t have it yet?

    • mkd - Mar 31, 2012 at 12:23 PM

      The Mariners should be forced to give back Montero. And hand over Felix.

      • JBerardi - Mar 31, 2012 at 4:12 PM

        Because of the Pineda injury, or just because the Yankees clearly deserve those players more?

      • drewsylvania - Mar 31, 2012 at 5:47 PM

        C’mon, this should be upthumbed because it’s a riff on how ridiculous the original comment was.

      • purnellmeagrejr - Apr 1, 2012 at 7:18 AM

        Montero’s not that good.

    • thedripfeed - Mar 31, 2012 at 12:30 PM

      Its tendinitis……..prob casued by inactivity throughout the offseason and throwing too much in spring training he will be fine in 2 -3 weeks lets not get our panties in a bunch its not even april…nothing a little r & r wont fix

      • randomdigits - Mar 31, 2012 at 6:33 PM

        Shoulder issues are reason enough for panty bunching.

  2. garryfish - Mar 31, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    The Yankees have enough pitching to take their time with him. He is only 22 years old. Stuff like this happens. Look at Phil Hughes last year . No time to panic. It’s a long season.

  3. yankeesgameday - Mar 31, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Mariners 1
    Yankees 0

    • djpostl - Mar 31, 2012 at 1:37 PM

      Make that Yankees 475869403, Mariners 1. They are the mariners after all, they start out in one deep ass hole.

      • yankeesgameday - Mar 31, 2012 at 1:48 PM

        Lolled

      • hsekl - Mar 31, 2012 at 3:25 PM

        Yeah that Ken Phelps for Jay Buhner really sucked for the Mariners too. Looks like deja vu all over again.

      • djpostl - Apr 1, 2012 at 2:24 PM

        You gotta go back to the late 90’s for some sort of example? How’d them 116 wins for quick playoff exit at the hands of the Yankees suit you? I think that erased your Buhner argument once and for all, scrub ass team haha.

      • Ari Collins - Apr 1, 2012 at 4:40 PM

        The 116-win team is more than the Yankees have ever won. Sucks that they lost in the playoffs, but that says more about the playoffs than the quality of that amazing Mariners team.

      • djpostl - Apr 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM

        Lol try the 98 Yankees 114 in reg season then 11-2 in playoffs showing they weren’t “regular season champs & post-season chumps”.

        Lemme do the math for ya 125 wins, 50 losses and 1 world series title.

      • hsekl - Apr 1, 2012 at 6:32 PM

        And the “scrub a **” mariners sent the yanks home packing a few years before that in the playoffs. Personally I could care less about either team. The Yanks should win 116 every year with the payroll they have.

      • djpostl - Apr 1, 2012 at 11:33 PM

        You do know the Mariners had the 9th highest payroll in all of MLB in 2010 and posted what, 101 loss season? 2008 8th highest and another 101 losses.

        Go to any of the many pieces on “wins per dollar” and they all come away showing the same things. Yankees spend and win..teams like the Mariners, Mets and Cubs spend massive amounts of cash and come away in last place.

        None of those teams (including the Mariners) are paupers and all of them get “less out of more” and have fans who deserve better.

      • hsekl - Apr 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

        The yanks had a payroll that was 80 million more than the #2 highest payroll in 2008. Which is more than the Indians, Giants, Reds, Padres, Rockies, Rangers, Orioles, Diamondbacks, Twins, Royals, Nationals, Pirates, Athletics, Rays, or the Marlins total team payroll that same year. In other words 1/3 of the teams in baseball and this is the #2 highest payroll team!

        It’s easy to say how much “better” the yanks are than any other team in the league especially the mariners. They have that much more money than most teams and can afford to make mistakes like aj burnett or keep a past his prime Jeter and still win some games.

        Until the system in more like the nfl, all of your “facts” are pointless.

  4. steelymcbeam6 - Mar 31, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Good to hear…go red sox!

    • jimbo1949 - Mar 31, 2012 at 3:03 PM

      go get some KFC & PRB.

      • zfreak666 - Mar 31, 2012 at 5:12 PM

        It’s PBR right? And yes, go get some Sux fan.

    • hammyofdoom - Mar 31, 2012 at 9:04 PM

      PBR? Ugh I don’t even drink and I know enough to stay away from that. Oh, and people going into threads about yankees players being hurt and saying “Go red sox!” makes us all look bad. Please stop, it makes me sad panda

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Mar 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    works out perfectly, Yanks were gonna have to be concerned with his innings pitched this season especially when they got into the playoffs. Now they dont have to worry about that

    • aceshigh11 - Mar 31, 2012 at 3:49 PM

      Yeah, you try to find that silver lining, you trolling asshole.

      • marinersnate - Mar 31, 2012 at 4:17 PM

        aces you are only half right. Harry is no troll….

      • Ari Collins - Mar 31, 2012 at 4:48 PM

        Are you kidding me? Harry is the essence of a troll on every Red Sox post.

        That said, it’s Aces who’s technically trolling here.

        That said that said, that is quite a spin, there, Harry. Reminds me of the 2008 presidential election, when the media attempted to spin every McCain blunder into good news for him in order to keep viewers interested in a lopsided election.

      • marinersnate - Mar 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM

        Ari,

        /sarcasm

      • proudlycanadian - Mar 31, 2012 at 7:19 PM

        Harry can also be counted on for negative comments about the Blue Jays. Harry made a useful comment about limiting Pineda’s innings pitched; however, it is probably too late. I just checked Tom Verducci’s Jan 18, SI.com story about young pitchers who were over used in 2011. Pineda is on the list. The Verducci effect is not foolproof, but it is a good indication that a pitcher could have injury problems or will regress in the following year. Verducci also pointed out that in his last 13 starts, Pineda was 2 & 6 with a 5.38 ERA.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Mar 31, 2012 at 7:47 PM

        awwww did i hit a nerve with you ace? did i hurt your wittle feelings little man? Good!!

      • Ari Collins - Apr 1, 2012 at 8:00 AM

        Uhh. You didn’t offend a single person, Harry. You just made an inane comment that we’re all laughing at.

    • JBerardi - Mar 31, 2012 at 4:15 PM

      Everything’s coming up Milhouse!

  6. ahawkalypse - Mar 31, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Thank You Yankees!! Signed Mariner Fans.

  7. whatthehellisansky - Mar 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Ahh exactly what you would expect to hear from your typical know it all red sawx fans and a bunch of mariners fans with ZERO baseball IQ.

    newsflash morons – we get to play both of your sorry ass squads this year. with or without Pineda.

    I like our chances.

  8. ch0psuey - Mar 31, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    People are still following the Skankees? I thought all those jewbagels were sent to that Florida shooting case.

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