Ward: Can Michael Pineda Return To Form After Injury?Michael Pineda will be sidelined for at least a year as he is expected to have shoulder surgery to repair a labral tear. Will this severe shoulder injury hurt his velocity or will he return to the pitcher he was in 2011?
Pirates Believe In Yankees' Castaway A.J. BurnettThe Pirates believe that Yankees' castoff A.J. Burnett can find success in Pittsburgh, away from the pressures of New York.
Injury Breakdown: Red Sox, Yankees And Johan Santana -- Lots Of Injured ArmsThe Red Sox and the Yankees appear to be competing for more than first place in the American League East. It will be interesting to see how injuries impact the rotation and the standings as the season moves into its final phase.
Hartnett: Hiroki Kuroda Better Fit For Yankees Than Ubaldo JimenezDependable Dodger starter Hiroki Kuroda makes a better trade deadline fit for the New York Yankees than Ubaldo Jimenez or for that matter any available starter on the trade block. It wouldn't take a massive deal to land the services of the Japanese hurler.
Injury Breakdown: Shouldering the PainThe labrum is a fibrocartilagenous structure that is attached to the socket of the shoulder and hip joints. In both cases, the labrum deepens the socket in order to provide more stability for the joint.