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Michael Pineda will rejoin the Yankees’ rotation Wednesday

Aug 11, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

Michael Pineda AP

Michael Pineda last pitched for the Yankees on April 23, but after a suspension for pine tar and a lengthy disabled list stint for back/shoulder problems the right-hander will rejoin the rotation Wednesday against the Orioles.

Pineda made just two minor-league rehab starts and logged just 3.1 and 4.1 innings in those outings, so he’ll likely be on a limited pitch count initially. He was impressive while rehabbing, though, posting an 11/1 K/BB ratio with just one run allowed in 7.2 frames.

Pineda also looked good before the suspension and injury, returning from lost 2012 and 2013 seasons to start four games with a 1.83 ERA and 15/3 K/BB ratio.

  1. asimonetti88 - Aug 11, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Dude has talent if he could just stay healthy.

  2. pete2112 - Aug 11, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    They could definitely use him down the stretch.

  3. gargamelsmentor - Aug 11, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Just in time Michael! The blacktip reef exhibit at the aquarium is a must see.

  4. canadiansportsfan77 - Aug 11, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Pineda went 3.1 in his first start before getting kicked out for pine tar and followed that up with 4.1 innings before getting kicked out a second time.

  5. The Bronx Bombers - Aug 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    World Series?

  6. deathmonkey41 - Aug 11, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Who cares? He can give up one run every 9 innings and he’d still probably lose half of those starts because the Yankees lineup is littered with a bunch of free-swinging, pull-happy hackers with a terrible hitting coach. This is the worst and most undisciplined Yankees offenses since those terrible teams of the early 90’s.

    • bronxbomber213 - Aug 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

      amen brother Amen!!

  7. pisano - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Too late, the Yanks are done for this year.

  8. ermur221 - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Coming back so he can just cheat again!? Better check his hand before his next start

    • pete2112 - Aug 12, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      And if you think he’s the only pitcher using a foreign substance on the ball then you’re a bit naive.

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