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Michael Pineda lost 20 pounds

Feb 14, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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Michael Pineda showed up to his first Yankees spring training and proceeded to tear his labrum. Correlation is not causation, but Pineda has either (a) stopped taking PEDS — hey! we MUST ask the question! — or else he has simply decided not to chance being out of shape:

There’s a little bit less of Michael Pineda in Yankees camp this spring. He said that he weighed in at 260 pounds, down from 280 a year ago, and that his rehab is going well.

“Everything is doing well. Everything has been good,” Pineda said. “I’m feeling very excited, I’m feeling good. My shoulder is stronger right now.”

Shoulder injuries are just an absolute disaster, but if Pineda can come back and be something close to the pitcher he was in Seattle, the Yankees will have a nice midseason addition. That is if he avoids a suspension for his DUI.

Oh man. Forgot. Baseball doesn’t care about that.

  1. jibzek - Feb 14, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    See the Josh Hamilton thread.

    In Pineda’s case, probably stopped pounding beer and driving?

  2. uyf1950 - Feb 14, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Craig, really disappointed in your PEDS reference.

  3. DelawarePhilliesFan - Feb 14, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Assanine mocking of an excellent journalist.

  4. cur68 - Feb 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Yep. The Question Must Be Asked. Just go with “QMBA”, eh? Save us all a lot of bother. Whole thing is bang in line with “Pedro Gomez Does Not Deny…” (or PGDND for those of you paying attention).

  5. uscthom78 - Feb 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Not out of the realm of possibiltiies since he is a member of team roids.

    • 4cornersfan - Feb 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      The Yankees have had 1 player who tested dirty, Matt Lawton in 2005. 4 other teams have had as many as 3 players, so get your facts and shut your hole.

  6. purnellmeagrejr - Feb 14, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Well, he’ll still be able to ride the see-saw with See See; didn’t know he was that heavy.

  7. blingslade - Feb 14, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Yep, he’s off the soon to be tested HGH.

    Welcome to the official roidboy club of 2013, Mr. Pineda.

  8. cackalackyank - Feb 14, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    OK, just to be clear..should this post be cataloged under PED use/denials, BSOHL, or is it both, or neither? I’m so confused.

  9. blingslade - Feb 14, 2013 at 5:31 PM


  10. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Feb 14, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    I would imagine it is pretty easy to shed a few pounds while doing rehab work full-time under the supervision of the team that is counting on him to salvage the trade in which they jettisoned the Messiah to the left coast.

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