Michael Pineda RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pineda eyes 200-inning goal for 2016

    MLB.com "Michael Pineda wants this to be the season in which he puts it all together, and the right-hander arrived in advance of the Yankees' Spring Training camp with a clear mission in mind: to complete 200 innings for the first time in his career. "For me, this year, I'm coming here early to be..." February 13

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Yankees and Michael Pineda settle for $4.3 million.

  • Yankees' Michael Pineda, Dustin Ackley receive raises and avoid arbitration

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees announced Friday that they avoided arbitration with two players—right-hander Michael Pineda and utility infielder/outfielder Dustin Ackley. A person with knowledge of Yankees personnel decisions confirmed to NJ Advance Media that Pineda will be paid $4.3 million for 2016 and Ackley..." January 15

  • ‘Not horrible’ Michael Pineda doesn’t look like playoff solution

    New York Post "So much for Michael Pineda being an ace. The season began with talk of the right-hander finally emerging as a top-of-the-rotation starter, but he came up small again in perhaps his biggest start of the season, failing to finish the fourth inning in a 9-4 drubbing by the Orioles on Sunday at..." October 05

  • Michael Pineda starting to regain top-of-the-rotation form

    New York Post "For so long, it appeared Michael Pineda might never fulfill the potential he displayed during his 2011 rookie season in Seattle, appearing in only 13 games during an injury-plagued first three seasons in New York. But with the Yankees closing in on their first playoff appearance in three years,..." September 25

  • Yankees' Mark Teixeira sits out again, Michael Pineda on way back

    New York Daily News "Mark Teixeira was held out of the Yankees lineup on Thursday for the third consecutive game with a bruised right shin bone. Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman indicated optimistically that the All-Star first baseman finally was showing improvement from the bone bruise that has sidelined him this..." August 21

  • Yankees’ Michael Pineda may need just one rehab start

    New York Post "Michael Pineda said he is scheduled to throw 45 pitches for Double-A Trenton on Sunday in a minor league rehab start. And that could be enough work to get the right-hander off the disabled list and back to the big leagues. “It’s something to talk about,’’ Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of..." August 14

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    After a successful bullpen today, Pineda says he will throw 45 pitches in a rehab game with Trenton on Sunday.

  • Yankees rule out Michael Pineda until at least September

    Hardball Talk "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed that right-hander Michael Pineda will be out until at least September with the strained forearm that sent him to the disabled list last week. Pineda has a lengthy history of arm problems, including spending all of 2012 and 2013 on the sidelines, so..." August 04

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Pineda has Grade 1 forearm strain. Same as Miller, who missed a month. Being put on DL, but #Yankees feel he will pitch again this yr

  • Michael Pineda Placed On DL With Forearm Strain, Could Miss A Month

    CBS New York "Michael Pineda has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right flexor forearm muscle strain. According to CBSSports.com/WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees’ starting pitcher has a Grade 1 strain and could miss up to a month. Manager Joe Girardi told WFAN’s Joe Benigno..." July 30

  • Yankees' Michael Pineda making pivotal start Wednesday

    Newark Star-Ledger "In the five starts since he struck out 16 Baltimore Orioles on May 10, Yankees' right-hander Michael Pineda's ERA has jumped almost a full run (2.97 to 3.74) and he's walked six batters, three times as many as he had in the his first seven starts. His next scheduled start, Wednesday night in..." June 17

  • Michael Pineda doesn’t need ‘best stuff’ to pitch like ace

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira’s take on Michael Pineda was more telling than if the Yankees’ staff ace threw a no-hitter against the Blue Jays Tuesday night at Rogers Centre. “That just shows you how good he is. Even when he doesn’t have his best stuff early he battles,’’ Teixeira said. “Eight shutout innings..." May 06

  • Yankees turn to Michael Pineda to rebound from Masahiro Tanaka’s poor Opening Day outing

    New York Daily News "With Masahiro Tanaka looking so shaky on Opening Day, maybe the Yankees’ actual ace is the guy starting Wednesday night against Toronto — Michael Pineda. The Yanks certainly need Pineda, who thrived when healthy last year, to soar at the Stadium. At the very least, it would wash away the bad..." April 08

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Pineda finishes the spring with a 1.42 ERA, 23 K and 1 BB in 19 innings.

  • Michael Pineda’s ‘heart excited’ to keep pine tar, injuries in past

    New York Post "If nothing else, Michael Pineda has generated plenty of headlines since being traded to the Yankees, and they’re almost never good. He was overweight. He had a lingering shoulder injury. Last year, he had an issue with pine tar. Now, Pineda finally seems healthy, in shape and hopefully smarter..." February 13

  • Yankees and Michael Pineda avoid arbitration with $2.1 million deal

    Hardball Talk "WAPT’s Mike Perchick reports that the Yankees and pitcher Michael Pineda avoided arbitration, agreeing on a one-year deal for 2015 worth $2.1 million. Pineda, 26 on Sunday, is a “Super Two” player entering his first of four years of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander posted a sterling..." January 16

  • Pineda returns to mound tonight against O's

    ESPN New York "The question was perfectly legitimate, if a bit abrupt -- "Will you continue to use pine tar?" -- and when a reporter asked it of him in the Yankees' clubhouse before Monday night's game with the Orioles, it seemed to hit Michael Pineda like a cold slap in the face. He literally recoiled from..." August 13

  • Pineda hopes to make return next Wednesday

    ESPN New York "Michael Pineda was at Yankee Stadium throwing a bullpen session this afternoon, and yes, he will pitch on Friday. But no, not in the Bronx. Pineda told ESPNNewYork.com on Wednesday evening he will be pitching at least one more time for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. But that might..." August 07

  • Michael Pineda ready for minor-league rehab stint

    CBS Sports "The Yankees may be getting one of their four injured opening-day rotation starters back soon, as Michael Pineda got through a 45-pitch simulated game Tuesday. The next step will be for Pineda to go on a minor-league rehab stint, which will begin Sunday, when he makes his first rehab start (via..." July 29

  • Yankees' Michael Pineda remains on track for August return

    Newark Star-Ledger "One of the reinforcements the Yankees are counting on to help a sapped rotation down the stretch is Michael Pineda and the right-hander remains on schedule for an August return. Out since late April with a back injury, Pineda has thrown one live batting practice session and is expected to throw..." July 20

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Girardi said Pineda started playing catch at 60 ft yesterday. Everything went well, but he basically said Pineda will take longer than 4 wks

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Michael Pineda has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of teres major muscle (back). Will be seen by Dr. Chris Ahmad tomorrow in NYC.

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    MLB announces that Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games. Thanks to off days, he likely will miss one start #RedSox #Yankees

  • Yankees Pineda suspended 10 games for use of pine tar

    TSN "Major League Baseball has suspended New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda 10 games for the use of pine tar against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Pineda was ejected in the second inning after umpires identified a large smear of tar on the pitcher's neck. Pitchers are prohibited from..." April 24

  • Yankees' Pineda sorry, says pine tar incident won't happen again

    USA Today "It's like a small-time crook robbing the neighborhood convenience store one day, getting away with it, and returning the next week to rob the same joint again. New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda may be naive, brazen or just foolish, but he got caught red-handed cheating Wednesday night on..." April 24

  • Michael Pineda ejected in second inning for pine tar on neck, facing a 10-game suspension

    Hardball Talk "Yankees starter Michael Pineda was very clearly using pine tar to get a better grip on his pitches during an April 10 start against the rival Red Sox. He tried it again in his start Wednesday night at a blistery Fenway Park and got caught red-handed. Umpire Gerry Davis ejected Pineda in the..." April 24

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    MLB @MLB

    #Yankees RHP Michael Pineda ejected in second inning for having foreign substance on his neck.

  • Pineda secures the final spot in Yankees’ rotation

    New York Post "By pitching well in games that don’t count Michael Pineda will open the season in the Yankees’ rotation as the fifth starter. How long the right-hander remains at the back end of Joe Girardi’s starting five is a mystery because the Yankees are ignoring a time-honored tradition of not falling in..." March 26

  • Yankees' Michael Pineda continues to impress in his first spring start

    Newark Star-Ledger "It was a sighting the Yankees expected would have become commonplace by now for the next decade: Michael Pineda’s towering 6-foot-7 frame, further boosted by the elevated mound, creating an intimidating presence for batters. But Pineda’s start Thursday against the Orioles was a milestone, not..." March 14

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Yankees quietly encouraged and excited about what they see in Michael Pineda-- signs of velocity increase. A big X-factor for them.

  • Yankees’ Pineda ‘100 percent,’ ready to compete for starter’s job

    New York Post "Michael Pineda hasn’t pitched in the majors since September 2011. Since then, he was traded from Seattle to the Yankees, showed up overweight, had shoulder surgery and become a cautionary tale about young pitchers. He’s hoping that narrative changes this year as he battles for a spot in the..." February 11

  • Two years after trade, Michael Pineda finally ready to help Yankees

    CBS Sports "It's hard to think of a high-profile trade that worked out as poorly for both teams as 2012's Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda swap. Montero hasn't hit (89 OPS+) and was suspended 50 games for his ties to Biogenesus last year. Hector Noesi, the other guy who went to Seattle, has a 64 ERA+ since..." February 10

  • Cashman hopeful Pineda will help fill still-hazy rotation

    New York Post "Whether Masahiro Tanaka is coming to Major League Baseball or not, and the latest reports out of Japan indicate he will be forced to stay home, the Yankees are looking for a considerable contribution to the rotation from Michael Pineda. The large right-hander obtained from Seattle for Jesus..." December 20

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughSL

    Michael Pineda came through his tests clean. He'll be shut down for seven to 10 days.

  • Yankees Pineda feels stiffness in shoulder after Friday's Triple-A rehab start

    New York Daily News "The Yankees had hoped Michael Pineda would be able to help them down the stretch this season. Now they’re holding their breath that his surgically repaired right shoulder is still healthy. Pineda left his start Friday night at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after two innings complaining of..." August 05

  • Pineda, Nova in wings

    New York Post "Ivan Nova delivered his best start of the season Sunday and Michael Pineda is scheduled to make a rehab start for Double-A Trenton tonight, so the Yankees’ starting rotation soon could look significantly different. However, general manager Brian Cashman said changes are not yet in the works —..." June 25

  • Yankees RHP Michael Pineda to make rehab start in Double-A

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday that right-hander Michael Pineda will make his next Major League rehab start Tuesday with the Double-A Thunder against Erie at Arm & Hammer Park. Pineda, 24, touched 96 mph during Thursday’s 73-pitch rehab outing with Class-A Tampa. Cashman told..." June 22

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Pineda will throw a sim game Friday in Tampa, roughly 75 pitches #yankees

  • Pineda's return to the mound a success

    MLB.com "After waiting through a game postponed due to a rainout on Saturday night, Michael Pineda took the mound on Sunday in Lakeland and demonstrated a full array of pitches as he continues his journey to don Major League pinstripes. Pineda began his rehab assignment with Class A Advanced Tampa..." June 11

  • Michael Pineda starts rehab assignment for Yankees on Saturday

    Newark Star-Ledger "On Saturday night, on a Class-A diamond in Lakeland, Fla., Michael Pineda intends to accomplish something he has never done in his star-crossed career as a Yankee: Throw a pitch in a live, regular-season game. Pineda will begin his 30-day rehabilitation assignment, part of his lengthy return..." June 08

  • Cashman: Triple-A an option for Pineda

    New York Post "With Michael Pineda scheduled to begin his rehab stint Saturday in Tampa, the Yankees figure to have a decision to make by early next month, since the stretch can last a maximum of 30 days. “We’ll measure him up against what we have,” general manager Brian Cashman said before the Yankees’ 4-3..." June 05

  • Pineda takes the next step in rehab process

    New York Post "Pitching has been the reason the Yankees have thrived into the middle of the season’s second month, even with Andy Pettitte, Ivan Nova and Joba Chamberlain on the disabled list. There is the possibility the staff could get stronger if Michael Pineda continues to progress. “He threw great,..." May 24

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Michael Pineda threw one inning of a sim game today; used fastball, slider, changeup. "I was happy with what I saw," Girardi said. #Yankees

  • Pineda vows return to 100 pct.

    New York Post "So far, the only solace the Yankees can take from trading Jesus Montero to Seattle for Michael Pineda is Montero has not lived up to expectations, either. But Pineda — still rehabbing from last year’s shoulder surgery — is confident he will not only pitch in The Bronx this season but return to..." April 21

  • Pineda vital to Yankees future

    New York Daily News "Spring training is barely underway and yet so much of the talk already here is about 2014 and beyond. Specifically, how is Brian Cashman going to get such a top-heavy payroll under $189 million and still field a championship-caliber team? When Cashman mapped out such a plan a year ago, he was..." February 15

  • Yanks keeping close eye on Pineda for reason

    New York Post "The sky was overcast. The stands at George M. Steinbrenner Field were empty. The general inactivity was such that you could hear cars zooming past on Dale Mabry Boulevard not far beyond the right-field fence. The only two players on the field — Michael Pineda and Cesar Cabral — were playing..." February 15

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    Bryan Hoch @

    Michael Pineda says his shoulder feels strong, expects to be the same pitcher he was with Seattle. Best case is MLB-ready by May/June.

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    Andy McCullough @

    Michael Pineda says he's lost about 20 pounds. Says it was a mistake to come into camp at 280 last spring.

  • Michael Pineda Could Progress to Full Mound by Next Week

    Pinstriped Bible "It seems a little like the only news we've heard about Michael Pineda since he became a member of the New York Yankees has been negative. His velocity was down, his labrum was torn, he got caught stupidly driving under the influence -- not really an auspicious beginning in a city that can be..." February 07