Yankees quietly encouraged and excited about what they see in Michael Pineda-- signs of velocity increase. A big X-factor for them.
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
CBSSports.com "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
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
Michael Pineda came through his tests clean. He'll be shut down for seven to 10 days.
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
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
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
Pineda will throw a sim game Friday in Tampa, roughly 75 pitches #yankees
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
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
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
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
Michael Pineda threw one inning of a sim game today; used fastball, slider, changeup. "I was happy with what I saw," Girardi said. #Yankees
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
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
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
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.
Michael Pineda says he's lost about 20 pounds. Says it was a mistake to come into camp at 280 last spring.
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