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Friday, July 14, 2017

Michael Pineda has torn elbow, seems headed for Tommy John

Michael Pineda has been recommended for Tommy John surgery, according to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

Pineda has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He will receive a second opinion, but surgery — which would keep him sidelined possibly until 2019 — is likely. Pineda will become a free agent after this season, meaning his stint in pinstripes is likely over.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 12:19 PM | 39 comment(s)
  Beats: michael pineda, tommy john surgery, yankees

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

This is the elusive peek at a Michael Pineda who doesn’t blink | New York Post

The Yankees, considering so many question marks in the rotation, would be hard-pressed to even make a strong run at the playoffs without excellence from the 28-year-old righty, whose motivations can hardly be stronger since he can be a free agent after the season.

Romine said he believes this performance will “help” Pineda when everything is not working quite as ideally as it did in the home opener, serving as a reminder to trust three pitches and his skills.

But as glorious as Pineda was Monday, he has a long way to go to gain full trust. Pineda does not have to be perfect — though he showed the stuff to chase just that. He just has to finally honor his outsized talent.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 11, 2017 at 09:13 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: michael pineda, yankees

Friday, March 17, 2017

Michael Pineda learned English the hard way

“The hardest thing for me is when the media uses big words because I don’t know those words,” Pineda says. “I didn’t understand the questions.”

It is not so much that Pineda could have saved himself—he repeatedly said he was trying to get a better grip—but he could have been less petrified and more nuanced in his defense. The press—which itself could have more Spanish speakers—is not faultless, either.

As for why and how the pine tar found its way to Pineda’s neck in the first place, well, others have their theories. Yankees GM Brian Cashman shares a tale, never heard before, of a teammate telling Pineda, between the first and second innings in the visitors clubhouse, that the pine tar wasn’t visible.

Manager Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild, meanwhile, assert the finer points of the pine-tar rule were fully communicated to Pineda after a hubbub in an earlier start, when he was spotted using the substance. But the Yankees wouldn’t clarify if the message was delivered in English or in Spanish….

“If he were an English-speaking player that wouldn’t have happened—1,000 percent,” Sabathia says. “Just for the fact, it is easy to say, ‘Don’t put that on your neck.’ Or, ‘If you need to get a grip, use this.’ It is hard to have a conversation about different things when the language barrier is there.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 17, 2017 at 03:33 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: english, michael pineda

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Yankees’ Michael Pineda focused on finishing outs and innings | Newsday

Sabathia is not alone in this judgement. Can he do it, though?

“I always come into spring training saying this is the year he’s going to win the Cy Young, he’s just got so much talent,” Sabathia said. “He just needs to put everything together. He wants to be good, he works really hard. He just wants to be that great pitcher. I think it’ll come together for him, hopefully this year.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 15, 2017 at 03:02 PM | 40 comment(s)
  Beats: michael pineda, yankees

 

 

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