Michael Pineda

Michael Pineda (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Al Leiter On MLB, Pineda And Pine Tar: ‘It’s A Stupid Rule’

Ex-MLB pitcher tells WFAN it’s “not a big deal” that Yankees starter Michael Pineda appeared to have a foreign substance on his pitching hand against the Red Sox.

04/11/2014

Michael Pineda (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Michael Pineda Insists He Had Dirt, Not Pine Tar, On Pitching Hand

David Ortiz looked at a cell phone photograph of Michael Pineda’s right hand, one with a brown substance smeared across the palm. Pine tar or dirt? It may never be clear.

04/11/2014

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Pineda ‘Shines’ In Yankees Win

Craig and Robert Wuhl discussed the questionable practices of Michael Pineda and wondered: Why didn’t the Red Sox make a bigger stink?

WFAN–04/11/2014

Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Boston Red Sox during their game at Yankee Stadium on April 10, 2014 in the Bronx.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ellsbury, Pineda Lead Yanks Over Red Sox 4-1

Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox, Michael Pineda won while pitching with some noticeable substance on his hand, as the Yankees beat Boston 4-1.

04/10/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Boston Invades Bronx: Yankees’ Ellsbury Set To Face Red Sox For First Time

Jacoby Ellsbury will experience the Yankees-BoSox rivalry from a whole new perspective when he takes on his former team Thursday night.

04/10/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images), CC Sabathia (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images), Mark Teixeira (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny’s Opening Day Thoughts: Yankees’ Season Hinges On Jeter, CC, Teixeira

If all three don’t have bounce-back years it won’t matter what the new guys do. Consider these three guys the core for 2014.

04/01/2014

The Yankees’ Michael Pineda pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 23, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Yankees Right-Hander Michael Pineda Ready For Big-League Return

“By his personality, you can tell he feels really good about where he’s at,” Cashman said.

03/31/2014

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda pitches in the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., on March 23, 2014. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Girardi: No Innings Limit For Yankees’ New No. 5 Starter Michael Pineda

Two years removed from the game while working his way back from a serious shoulder injury, Michael Pineda has been named the fifth starter in the Yankees’ rotation, the team announced Tuesday.

03/25/2014

The Yankees’ Michael Pineda pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 23, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Surging Pineda Looks Like He’s Nailed Down 5th Spot In Yankees’ Rotation

While the Yankees have yet to make anything official concerning the back end of their rotation, it’s looking more and more like Michael Pineda has pitched his way into the fifth spot.

03/24/2014

Michael Pineda (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Pineda Gives Up Three Over Six Innings, Yanks Fall To Blue Jays 3-1

Yankees fifth starter candidate Michael Pineda allowed three runs and six hits over six innings Sunday in New York’s 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

03/23/2014

Michael Pineda (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Pineda Shines, Propels Yankees To Victory Over Red Sox

Pineda, who missed the past two seasons while recovering from right shoulder surgery, gave up four hits and struck out five in 4 1/3 shutout innings.

03/18/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Tanaka Showing A Little ‘El Duque’ And More Yankees Thoughts

This probably isn’t the perfect comparison, but Masahiro Tanaka seems to have an array of pitches somewhat like Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. And he throws harder.

03/17/2014

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Yankees Notebook: Pineda Impresses Again Ahead Of Panama Trip

Michael Pineda, who missed the past two seasons after right shoulder surgery, has nine strikeouts in 4 2-3 scoreless innings overall. He’s bidding to become the Yankees’ fifth starter.

03/14/2014

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 10: Starting pitcher Michael Pineda #36 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after giving up a two-run homer in the first inning to Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals at Safeco Field on September 10, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Royals defeated the Mariners 4-2.

Pineda Has Strong Outing, Yanks Beat Tigers 3-2

Yankees fifth starter candidate Michael Pineda struck out four and gave up one hit over two shutout innings in his first spring training start, New York’s 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

03/07/2014

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 10: Starting pitcher Michael Pineda #36 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after giving up a two-run homer in the first inning to Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals at Safeco Field on September 10, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Royals defeated the Mariners 4-2.

Yankees’ Michael Pineda Finally Poised For A Comeback

Michael Pineda has yet to pitch for the Yankees, who traded for him two years ago.

03/04/2014

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