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Joel Pineiro is attempting a comeback

Feb 2, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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Joel Pineiro did not pitch last season and was last seen in the Majors in 2011, but the right-hander is on the comeback trail. MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports that Pineiro has been pitching in Puerto Rico during the off-season and he’ll make a start against a Cuban team on Tuesday.

“I have had 11 years in the big leagues, so I’m not complaining, but I’m not ready to shut it down,” he said. “I’m 35 and I told my wife this would be my last real push at it. I have four kids, my oldest is in middle school, but I still have the desire and love for the game.”

Pineiro is now 35 years old and struggled to miss bats in his last stint in the Majors in 2011 with the Angels. However, he had two decent seasons prior to that, and it wouldn’t be unheard of if he came back with a little left in the tank. In what seems to be the year of the comeback — Mark Mulder, for example, is attempting a comeback with the Angels after a five-year layoff — now is as good a time as ever for Pineiro to revive his playing career.

  1. Florio_Jr. - Feb 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Every Cardinal pitcher gonna come back? Paging Sidney Ponson…

    • 78mu - Feb 3, 2014 at 4:21 PM

      He should sign with the Diamondbacks since that’s the closest he can get to Dave Duncan.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Feb 3, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    bluejays maybe? I think they can afford this one, hey im just saying with a horrible rotation like the jays have you have to think this is a possibility unless you got your head up your butt like cur and PC but hey im just saying

  3. scotttheskeptic - Feb 3, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    He is the right age to intrigue Amaro…

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