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Michael Pineda suffered another setback

Jun 21, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

Michael Pineda AP

ESPN New York’s Danny Knobler reports that Yankees starter Michael Pineda has suffered yet another setback. He was supposed to play catch, but doctors found more inflammation in his right shoulder. As a result, Pineda will have another week of rest. Barring any further setbacks, he won’t return until August.

Pineda has been on the disabled list since May 6 with a strained teres major muscle in his right shoulder. He last pitched on April 23, when he was ejected in the second inning of his start against the Red Sox after he was caught with pine tar on his neck. In four starts spanning 19 2/3 innings, Pineda posted a 1.83 ERA with a 15/3 K/BB ratio.

  1. 1998yanks - Jun 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM


  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    My condolences to Jesus Montero for having to go through life being compared to Pineda.

    • chrisboshthealien - Jun 21, 2014 at 8:14 PM

      Jesus monte to is a fat slob, his own GM told him he doesn’t want him so I think Pineda doesn’t want to be associated with him

    • bigharold - Jun 21, 2014 at 8:57 PM

      Even with the injures and his latest set back Montero has still contributed less to the Mariners than Pineda has to the Yankees.

      If after this latest set back John Sterling were assessing the trade he’d still be able to say: THE YANKEES WIN, .. THE YANKEES WIN!!!

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2014 at 9:29 PM

        Big Harold as a fine sense of humour.

      • dan1111 - Jun 22, 2014 at 1:56 AM

        Pineda has contributed all of four starts and 19 2/3 innings to the Yankees.

        No, Montero hasn’t been any good for the Mariners, but calling it a win for one side when both sides have gotten nothing out of it is pretty silly.

  3. tfbuckfutter - Jun 21, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Don’t you have to make progress before it can be considered “a setback”?

    Isn’t it just moving in the wrong direction otherwise?

    • sportsfan18 - Jun 21, 2014 at 8:37 PM

      gotta love his CONSISTENCY though…

    • doctornature - Jun 22, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      This has all the earmarks of another Mark Pryor/Brandon Webb “Give them as many chances as you can because they may make it back” Johann Santana is going through it now.

      The Rangers gave Webb $3 MM to NEVER through a single pitch in Anger, and it just goes to show how desperate teams are for pitching, which is impossible to find.

      Pryor got chances with half a dozen teams over about 8 years, and anybody with a modicum of success will have money thrown at them too see if lightning will strike…like the resurrection of Scott Kazmir this year.

      More good money is thrown after bad in the effort to find pitching than any program other than grade A government Pork, which is handed out with regularity by hiding it in bills passed through Congress, the whole body of which should be indicted, shot, and hung and left in the town square to discourage others.

  4. luz56 - Jun 21, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Some guys are just brittle.. Bet they are thrilled not having given up much for him…

  5. lukedunphysscienceproject - Jun 21, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Yankee fans/observers/haters, repeat after me. Michael Pineda is NOT pitching for the Yankees again this season. There’s a reason that teams trade “promising” pitchers for catchers with back-up level upside. I was for the trade, because I saw no future for Montero in pinstripes and I figured, “what the hell? Take a shot”. But this IS Michael Pineda. Who he is, and who he will be. Get over it and move on.

    • Kevin S. - Jun 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM

      “back-up level upside”? Really dude? It wasn’t likely that Montero was going to stay behind the plate, but there’s a reason he was ranked as a top-five prospect by pretty much every evaluator despite that – his bat would play. Even now he’s only 24 years old. There’s still time to get his act together.

      • sportsfan18 - Jun 22, 2014 at 12:19 AM

        if he pushes himself back from the chow line… maybe…

    • dan1111 - Jun 22, 2014 at 2:06 AM

      Jesus Montero was ranked the #3 prospect in baseball at the beginning of the 2011 season and the #6 prospect at the beginning of 2012. The Mariners thought they were trading for top-level talent.

  6. pyleketerson - Jun 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    It’s not necessarily about being brittle. He’s a pitcher. Pitchers are prone to shoulder and elbow injuries. Thanks to Tommy John surgery and the advancements made with that procedure, pitchers can reasonably expect to come back 100%. The shoulder is a completely different animal. There are no guarantees with shoulder injuries, especially the one that Pineda had. From the onset, I knew he wouldn’t skate right through his rehab back to the starting rotation. Here’s to hoping he can be back in the rotation and healthy one day. Not a Yankees fan, just a baseball fan.

    • mikhelb - Jun 22, 2014 at 5:37 AM

      Success after Tommy John surgery is far less than 100%, not even 20% of pitchers have long and productive careers after their TJ surgery… but the success when compared to shoulder injuries and their treatments, is better for sure.

  7. 13yrsmlbvet - Jun 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    This is the result of poor training, evaluation and rehab. Yanks are light years behind in medical staffing. Trainers are very old school. They fired the strength guy and replaced him with a guy with military experience because they felt the team needed discipline. Way better candidates were out there.

    • bigharold - Jun 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      “This is the result of poor training, evaluation and rehab.”

      You seem to be certain. You have inside information that the rest of us are not privy to?

    • mikhelb - Jun 22, 2014 at 5:38 AM

      And yet the Yankees have the 3rd lowest amount of injuries in their pitchers since the original Tommy John surgery… and 99% of those injuries I am sure belong to Carl Pavano and Kevin Brown 😛

  8. chrisboshthealien - Jun 21, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    I’d rather have Pineda who isn’t playing right now than that dishwasher nuno

    • tommyg2012 - Jun 21, 2014 at 11:45 PM

      I live out in the Bay Area. Went to Father’s Day game A’s / Yankees. I’m a Yankee fan!!!!! Nuno got hammered. He needs to go bye bye. July 31st is a big day. Hope the Yankees get pitching. If possible.

  9. tuucamaron - Jun 21, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    I have never seen so many setbacks,shut him down until the playoffs

    • sportsfan18 - Jun 22, 2014 at 12:20 AM

      which year will they make the playoffs again?

      ’17, ’18?

      Which year are you referring to?

      They won’t make the playoffs this season… so I know you didn’t mean this seasons playoffs…

      • tuucamaron - Jun 22, 2014 at 1:32 AM

        Oh I’m so sorry I didn’t know the season has ended today,why keep playing nostradamus here said that they not making the playoffs,no point in playing in 15 and 16 either,you know so much about baseball it’s absurd that you haven’t beat the streak in mlb beat the streak,I think it’s 5.5 millions right now but thats loose change for such of baseball genius,I bet you’re the GM of the Dodgers,angels,cardinals and Boston and you are also getting paid under the table by at least 10 other team because you’re the most brilliant mind in the history of baseball,oh my god I could not go to sleep tonight after I have exchanged some words with the man who knows the teams that will and won’t make the playoffs this year,next year and the year after that

    • illbarry - Jun 22, 2014 at 5:32 AM

      It is extremely unlikely the Yankees will even be close to the Play-offs!

      • tuucamaron - Jun 22, 2014 at 10:36 AM

        yes they will,you just have to wait

    • mikhelb - Jun 22, 2014 at 5:39 AM

      Two words: Carl Pavano.

      You’re welcome.

  10. observer82ab - Jun 21, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    LOL> The Yankers are going to win another World Series! LOL. Where are you tards now?

    • sportsfan18 - Jun 22, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      Well, they will… just not this season is all…

  11. 1998yanks - Jun 22, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    They are only 1.5 games out of 1st place with more than half the season left. How could you count them out of the playoffs? Let’s be reasonable.

    • dcarroll73 - Jun 22, 2014 at 12:34 AM

      If he were reasonable, would he have made such a stupid statement? Don’t feed this trash troll.

  12. ejannetta - Jun 22, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Pineda is a bust and I doubt he will be pitching this year and even if he does he will back on the DL….just chalk it up as a bad trade for both the Yankees and Mariners……Pineda is the 2nd coming of Carl Pavano…….don’t expect much.

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