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Yankees’ Pineda Pleads No Contest To DUI; Gets Community Service, Probation

Michael Pineda (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michael Pineda (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has pleaded no contest to driving under the influence.

Hillsborough County State Attorney spokesman Mark Cox said Pineda entered the plea Wednesday in a Tampa courtroom.

Pineda was arrested and charged with DUI in Tampa on Aug. 20 last year.

Police records said the arresting officer could “smell a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from (Pineda’s) breath, and his speech was slurred.” The pitcher’s blood-alcohol level was taken twice (.128 and .125), according to the New York Post.

Cox said a judge ordered that Pineda serve 50 hours community service, up to one year of probation, attend DUI school and pay a $500 fine.

The 24-year-old Pineda missed all of 2012 with a shoulder injury, and he’s expected to be out until at least June of this year as he recovers.

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