Skip to content

UPDATE: Yankees option Michael Pineda to AAA

Jul 7, 2013, 11:14 AM EST

pineda getty Getty Images

Michael Pineda has a 2.82 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 22/10 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings since he was cleared last month to begin a minor league rehab assignment. But the Yankees aren’t enticed yet.

According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, there’s a strong possibility that Pineda will be optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre instead of begin activated when his 30-day rehab assignment window officially comes to a close on Monday. That’s mostly because Ivan Nova is doing well as the No. 5 starter, but it is also because the Yankees can secure an extra year of team control on Pineda by optioning him to the minor leagues and keeping him there for at least 20 days.

Pineda, 24, posted a 3.74 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 9.1 K/9 in 171 innings with the Mariners in 2011. He was traded to New York that offseason along with Jose Campos for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi.

Pineda has not pitched in a game for the Yankees since that deal because he developed shoulder issues during his first spring training with the Yankees and eventual needed a major surgical procedure.

**************************

UPDATE, 4:37 p.m. ET: Pineda has officially been optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger. He should be called up at the end of this month.

Latest Posts
  1. Dodgers acquire Juan Nicasio from Rockies

    Nov 24, 2014, 4:48 PM EST

    Juan Nicasio Getty Getty Images

    Nicasio was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week.

  2. Rangers sign Ed Lucas

    Nov 24, 2014, 4:16 PM EST

    Ed Lucas AP

    Lucas gets an invitation to spring training after hitting .255 with five homers and a .624 OPS in 163 games for the Marlins.

  3. UPDATE: The Pablo Sandoval-Red Sox deal is done, pending a physical

    Nov 24, 2014, 3:48 PM EST

    Pablo Sandoval AP AP

    A huge day for the Red Sox starts out with a Panda.

  4. Andrew Miller is not re-signing with the Orioles

    Nov 24, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

    Andrew Miller AP

    Baltimore acquired Miller from Boston on July 31 and he pitched brilliantly down the stretch and into the playoffs.

  5. Josh Willingham is retiring

    Nov 24, 2014, 1:19 PM EST

    Josh Willingham Getty Images

    He played 11 seasons in the majors for the Marlins, Twins, Nationals, A’s, and Royals.

  6. Kyle Seager, Mariners close to $100 million extension

    Nov 24, 2014, 12:12 PM EST

    Kyle Seager AP

    Seager has emerged as one of MLB’s best all-around third basemen at age 27.

  7. Orioles reassign hitting coach Jim Presley for personal reasons

    Nov 24, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

    Jim Presley Orioles Getty Images

    Presley has been the Orioles’ hitting coach since 2011.

  8. The 2015 Hall of Fame ballot is out — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez are new on the ballot

    Nov 24, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox Getty Images

    Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson should be shoe-ins. But which newbies — and which holdovers — also have a shot?

  9. Twins hire new pitching coach Neil Allen from Rays’ minors

    Nov 24, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    neil allen

    Allen was the Triple-A pitching coach for the Rays from 2007-2014.

  10. Sandoval and the Red Sox is not done yet, but . . .

    Nov 24, 2014, 10:33 AM EST

    Pablo Sandoval AP

    I assume it will only be a matter of time.

  11. Before you go citing 2011 . . .

    Nov 24, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

    Best Team

    It’s easy to say “it didn’t work before, so it won’t work this time,” but doing so is to misread the current situation with the Boston Red Sox.

  12. So what would the Red Sox look like with Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval?

    Nov 24, 2014, 6:38 AM EST

    red sox logo

    It could happen. It could happen as early as today, folks.

  13. UPDATE: Red Sox finalizing a 4-year, $88 million deal with Hanley Ramirez, with a vesting option

    Nov 23, 2014, 11:41 PM EST

    hanley ramirez getty Getty Images

    The Red Sox and Hanley Ramirez will finalize a deal on Monday in the range of five years and $90 million, according to Ken Rosenthal.

Featured video

Maddon has high hopes for Cubs
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. P. Sandoval (5630)
  2. J. Lester (3483)
  3. Y. Tomas (3466)
  4. H. Ramirez (2961)
  5. G. Stanton (2804)
  1. J. Upton (2631)
  2. A. LaRoche (2580)
  3. T. Hunter (2501)
  4. M. Scherzer (2252)
  5. B. Butler (1996)