The good news is it is a Grade 1, which means there is no significant disruption of the involved tissue.
Right-handed starting pitcher Michael Pineda has a Grade 1 strain of an upper back muscle. He cut short a simulated game in Tampa, Fla., after experiencing tightness in his lat and an MRI revealed the injury.
There’s some bad karma floating around the Yankees’ Michael Pineda right now.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport will wait until after the season to study whether the rule preventing pitchers from using pine tar should be changed.
“I wouldn’t allow it, and I was a pitcher,” Gooden told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Friday. “I’m all for pitchers, I’m all for the 2-1 ballgames. I love to see pitchers dominate. But it’s illegal. It’s in the rulebooks.”
John Farrell misused a valuable piece of information. And with one rash decision, Boston’s manager might have done the Yanks a huge favor.
Michael Pineda will likely miss two starts after Major League Baseball suspended him 10 games for his role in the pine tar incident at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday night.
There could be no more orgasmic theater than that for Red Sox fans, watching a Yankee be banished to the corner, dunce cap in tow, the beer-soaked crowd shouting their vulgar salutations. Michael Pineda earned every octave.
The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda’s neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble at Fenway Park. He got both.
Joe Girardi doesn’t expect to be fined for pushing a television camera to keep it from showing pitcher Michael Pineda walking in the tunnel from the team’s dugout to the clubhouse.
Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.
The Yankees right-hander was tossed from Wednesday’s game at Fenway Park after the Boston dugout complained about a dark substance on Pineda’s neck in the bottom of the second inning.
If you’re looking for any kind of contrition over Michael Pineda’s mysterious substance from the Yankees, Yankees fans, or New Yorkers … Fuhgeddaboudit. Especially if the demands come from the Red Sox, Red Sox Nation, or Bostonians.
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.
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.