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  1. Masahiro Tanaka dominates the Cubs

    Apr 16, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    That’s 28 strikeouts in his first three big league starts.

  2. Rangers acquire Hector Noesi from Mariners

    Apr 12, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Once part of the Michael Pineda trade, Hector Noesi is on his way to Texas.

  3. Reminder: almost every pitcher uses some sort of goo to enhance grip and/or doctor pitches

    Apr 11, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT

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    If your local talk radio host is frothing at the mouth over Michael Pineda today he is being willfully ignorant of baseball’s approach to doctored baseballs.

  4. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 11, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    If a pitcher has a foreign substance on his hand and no one is there to complain about it, does it still raise a stink?

  5. Michael Pineda makes a strong impression in Yankees debut

    Apr 5, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Michael Pineda made his long-awaited Yankees debut on Saturday and walked away looking quite good.

  6. Mariners designate Hector Noesi for assignment

    Apr 4, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    The Mariners designated for assignment one of the pieces of the Michael Pineda trade.

  7. 2014 Preview: New York Yankees

    Mar 27, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Yankees The Big Question: Does $471 million in offseason commitments put the Yankees back in the playoffs? The…

  8. Comeback complete: Michael Pineda made the Yankees’ rotation

    Mar 25, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Michael Pineda missed each of the past two seasons recovering from shoulder surgery and has yet to throw a regular season pitch for the Yankees after they acquired him from the Mariners for Jesus Montero in January of 2012, but that’s about to change. Pineda is officially Joe Girardi’s choice for the fifth spot in…

  9. Michael Pineda makes his case for a rotation spot

    Mar 8, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

    Michael Pineda AP

    Dogged by shoulder issues, Michael Pineda has yet to throw a regular season pitch for the Yankees since being acquired from the Mariners two offseasons ago, but he showed a glimpse of his old form last night. Making his spring debut, Pineda tossed two scoreless innings in a Grapefruit League game against the Tigers. Topping…

  10. Mark Teixeira and Michael Pineda will make spring training debuts later this week

    Mar 2, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch is reporting that Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will make his Grapefruit League debut on Thursday or Friday this week. Teixeira, who turns 34 shortly after the regular season begins, is optimistic about the health of his surgically repaired wrist, though he did say recently that he expects it to be stiff…

  11. Michael Pineda is 100 percent

    Feb 11, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    I forget about Michael Pineda sometimes. He made quite a splash as a rookie in 2011 and then was a part of the Jesus Montero trade which hasn’t worked out for anyone. He was supposed to be a big part of the Yankees rotation for the past couple of years but hasn’t thrown a pitch.…

  12. Ranking the best 1-2 rotation punches in baseball

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    The Yankees made headlines when it was announced that they had signed Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year deal worth $155 million. They were in need of rotation help and satisfied that need in a big way by signing the best free agent pitcher on the market. That the Yankees signed him came as…

  13. UPDATE: Yankees option Michael Pineda to AAA

    Jul 7, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT

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    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…

  14. Michael Pineda has a poor rehab outing

    Jul 1, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

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    Last week Michael Pineda tossed six shutout innings in a Double-A rehab start and looked to be close to making his MLB return. But yesterday he took a step back. No reports of physical problems, but he looked awful yesterday lasting only three innings while allowing four runs on four hits and four walks. He gave…

  15. Michael Pineda throws six shutout innings in rehab start

    Jun 26, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Nearly two years after the Yankees traded for him Michael Pineda is finally getting close to making his Yankees debut. Pineda threw six shutout innings at Double-A yesterday in his third minor-league rehab start, striking out four and walking two while allowing two hits. He now has a 1.64 ERA, 11/4 K/BB ratio, and .164…

  16. Michael Pineda goes four-plus innings in first rehab start

    Jun 9, 2013, 4:18 PM EDT

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    It will be at least two more weeks before Michael Pineda finally joins the Yankees’ starting rotation, but the 24-year-old Dominican righty is already showing legitimate signs of readiness. Pineda allowed just one (unearned) run over 4 2/3 innings on Sunday afternoon in his minor league rehab debut with High-A Tampa. Facing the Tigers’ High-A…

  17. Michael Pineda scheduled for first rehab start tomorrow

    Jun 8, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    New York Yankees starter Pineda pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during a spring training baseball game in Clearwater

    Yankees starter Michael Pineda will begin his rehab, making his first start tomorrow afternoon with the Single-A Tampa Yankees per MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch on Twitter. He was originally scheduled to start today, but was pushed back to tomorrow due to a rainout. Pineda, who hasn’t pitched in the Majors since September 2011, suffered a torn…

  18. Michael Pineda cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Jun 4, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda Reuters

    Michael Pineda has been cleared to take a big step in his long road back from shoulder surgery, as the Yankees right-hander is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday at Single-A. Pineda has been throwing in extended spring training without any setbacks and Dan Martin of the New York Post reports that he…

  19. Michael Pineda is close to beginning a rehab assignment

    May 23, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Here’s a little twist to the news that the Mariners are going to send Jesus Montero back to Triple-A: Michael Pineda, whom the Yankees acquired for Montero only to watch him get hurt, is almost ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. General manager Brian Cashman told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that…

  20. Jesus Montero is going to be sent down to Triple-A

    May 23, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

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    So, if Michael Pineda makes an appearance in New York in the second half, do all the folks who said the Mariners won that trade have to eat crow? From the Tacoma News-Tribune: On the heels of a six-game losing streak and a 2-7 road trip, the Seattle Mariners will make an expected and needed…

  21. Michael Pineda tops out at 95 mph in extended spring training game

    May 2, 2013, 8:26 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    The Yankees still haven’t gotten anything out of right-hander Michael Pineda since he was acquired from the Mariners last offseason, but here’s an encouraging note to pass along regarding his rehab from shoulder surgery. According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that Pineda sat at 93 mph and…

  22. Michael Pineda pleads no contest to his DUI charge

    Feb 20, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT

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    Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was arrested last August for DUI. Today he faced the music: New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has pleaded no contest to driving under the influence. Hillsborough County State Attorney spokesman Mark Cox says Pineda entered the plea Wednesday in a Tampa courtroom. Pineda was socked with 50 hours of community service,…

  23. 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…

  24. Michael Pineda could begin throwing off full mound next week

    Feb 7, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda Reuters

    After throwing off a half-mound last week for the first time since shoulder surgery, Michael Pineda is close to taking the next step in his rehab process. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said today that he expects Pineda to progress to his first session off a full…

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