Jul 21, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT
Michael Pineda hasn’t pitched since being suspended for pine tar in April and then suffering an unrelated shoulder injury, but the right-hander has been cleared to throw live batting practice following numerous setbacks.
Jul 17, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT
The Yankees have lost four-fifths of their starting rotation with Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, and Ivan Nova all sidelined due to injury, but general manager Brian Cashman isn’t ready to throw in the towel on the season.
Jun 30, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman gave an update on Michael Pineda’s setback-filled recovery from a strained back muscle, telling Brendan Kuty of the Newark Star Ledger that the rehabbing right-hander “is going through baby steps.”
Jun 27, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT
Jesus Montero’s latest stint in the big leagues was a short one, as the Mariners have demoted the one-time top prospect back to Triple-A to make room for outfielder Michael Saunders’ return from the disabled list.
Jun 21, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT
Michael Pineda has suffered yet another setback.
Jun 13, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT
Bad news for the Yankees: they probably won’t see Michael Pineda on the mound until August.
Jun 12, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT
Jesus Montero has been a bust for the Mariners since they acquired him as a top prospect from the Yankees for Miguel Pineda, but he’s hit reasonably well at Triple-A this season and now he’s on his way back to the majors.
May 31, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT
Another month, more injury-related news regarding Yankees starter Michael Pineda.
May 23, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Michael Pineda went from being suspended for having pine tar on his neck to going on the disabled list with a teres major muscle strain, but now the Yankees right-hander is ready to take a big step in his recovery.
May 11, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT
The Yankees will be without Michael Pineda for a little longer than they expected.
May 6, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Michael Pineda is officially back from his 10-game suspension for having pine tar on his neck, so the Yankees have placed him on the disabled list.
May 5, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT
Brendan Ryan is slated to come off the disabled list tomorrow and could be a highly-active backup shortstop for the Yankees.
Apr 30, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT
Clayton Kershaw should be activated next week. The Dodgers’ ace left-hander made his second (and likely final) minor league rehab start on Wednesday evening for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, yielding two runs but fanning nine batters over five solid innings against the Southern League affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
Apr 29, 2014, 11:51 PM EDT
Michael Pineda was expected to return from his 10-game pine tar suspension next Monday and start in the Yankees’ three-game series opener at Angel Stadium. But that definitely won’t happen now.
Apr 29, 2014, 4:36 PM EDT
Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda threw a simulated game today in order to maintain his arm strength during his 10-game suspension, but now he’s headed for an MRI exam after experiencing soreness in his lat muscle.
Apr 26, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT
Jose Campos will forever be “the other guy” when people refer to the trade that brought Michael Pineda to the Yankees. On Friday, he was “the guy getting Tommy John surgery”.
Apr 26, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT
If the rule gets changed, we have to call it “the Michael Pineda rule”, right?
Apr 25, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT
The Yankees have three Japanese interpreters but no Spanish interpreters. Why?
Apr 25, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT
It’s been an interesting week for Jon Morosi and the unwritten rules.
Apr 25, 2014, 6:51 AM EDT
The Yankees bounce back. The Astros play like bush leaguers.
Apr 24, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT
And knowing is half the battle? Wait, that’s another thing.
Apr 24, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT
Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games by MLB after being ejected from last night’s start against the Red Sox for “possessing a foreign substance on his person.”
Apr 24, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
Joe Posnanski says not to overlook The Obviousness Factor when it comes to Michael Pineda and pine tar.
Apr 24, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
Current pitchers all say they use pine tar to help their grip. A pitcher who has no incentive to lie about that sort of thing says it’s total B.S.
Apr 24, 2014, 8:07 AM EDT
The next time someone tells you how bad and wrong cheating in baseball is, remember how inconsistently baseball treats cheaters of various stripes.
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