Yankees’ Michael Pineda, Out With Tendinitis, Unlikely To Return Before May

NEW YORK (WFAN) – The news keeps getting worse for first-year Yankee Michael Pineda.

The 23-year-old right-hander was placed on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right shoulder on March 31, and it appears that he won’t make his Yankees debut in the Bronx any time soon.

According to the Yankees, the fireballer threw roughly 25 tosses on flat ground at Tropicana Field on Thursday, but he’ll remain at the team’s Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla. for the foreseeable future. He’s doubtful to return before the beginning of May.

The 6-foot-7, 260-pound starter went 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA and 173 strikeouts in his rookie campaign for the Mariners.

Yankees fans, did Brian Cashman make a mistake by trading Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda? Let us know below…

  • erik b

    Rookie hitter for a rookie pitcher in theory sounds like a good deal, but I think Montero’s upside is greater than this guys, especially given young pitchers tendency to get hurt and never recover. Just ask the Mets. But hope for the best!

  • teapot

    Cashman’s choice of trades is equivalent to his choice of women. He likes them either old and wrinkly or fat and infirm

  • Carl N. VanKell

    Omg, at least give Pineda a chance to throw a pitch for the Yanks before ripping Cashman a new asshole. Monterey got hit in the head first game does that mean its a good thing the Yanks traded him?

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