NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Right-hander Michael Pineda has returned to the New York Yankees after nearly a month on the disabled list and is starting against Houston.
The Yankees made the move before Wednesday’s series finale against the AL West-leading Astros.READ MORE: NYC Gun Violence: Mass Shooting On Corona Sidewalk Among More Than A Dozen Weekend Incidents
Pineda had been out since July 30 because of a strained right forearm. He made two rehabilitation starts in the minors before rejoining the Yankees.
Pineda is 9-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 19 starts this year. He has struck out 117 and walked just 15, the best ratio in the majors for pitchers with at least 100 innings.READ MORE: 4-Year-Old Boy Injured When Bullet Flies Through Window On Long Island
A day after losing 15-1 to Houston, the Yankees reshuffled their bullpen. Righty Nick Goody was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, lefty Chris Capuano was designated for assignment and righty Nick Rumbelow was optioned to Triple-A.
Capuano was designated for assignment by the Yankees last Saturday, became a free agent, re-signed with the team Monday and gave up six runs Tuesday night.MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 2 Women Hours Apart In Brooklyn
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