New York Yankees
Career W-L
11-11
 
Career ERA
3.48
Name  Michael Pineda
Born  1/18/1989
Height  6-7
Weight  260
Number  35
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/11/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Michael Pineda will not be disciplined for having a brown substance on his right palm during Thursday's start against the Red Sox.
Insight: The Red Sox coaching staff didn't say anything about the substance, possibly because it dealt with a similar situation with Clay Buchholz last year. Pineda claimed the substance was dirt rather than pine tar. The 25-year-old has looked fantastic this season, going 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA and a 12/2 K/BB in 12 innings after missing all of 2012 and 2013 with shoulder issues.
 
4/10/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Michael Pineda picked up his first win since July 30, 2011 Thursday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Pineda struck out seven batters and allowed one earned run on four hits in six innings. He also may be hearing from the commissioner's office due to the brown substance that was clearly visible on his right palm throughout the game. The Red Sox coaching staff didn't say anything about it, possibly because it dealt with a similar situation with Clay Buchholz last year after a start in Toronto.
 
4/5/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: Michael Pineda made his Yankees debut Saturday at Toronto and allowed one runs on five hits in six innings. He walked none and struck out five batters but took the loss because New York failed to score.
Insight: The Yankees acquired Pineda prior to the 2012 season for top prospect Jesus Montero, but Pineda missed the last two years with shoulder problems. He has a lot of upside and should be owned in all fantasy leagues.
 
3/25/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed that Michael Pineda will be the team's fifth starter, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com. The 25-year-old Pineda beat out David Phelps, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno by posting a 1.20 ERA in four games this spring.
Insight: The Yankees acquired Pineda prior to the 2012 season for top prospect Jesus Montero and are finally going to see some returns on the deal after Pineda missed the last two years with shoulder problems. Girardi said the Yankees will not have an innings limit for Pineda. He should be drafted in most leagues due to his upside.
 
8/6/2013 5:19:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda's tests on his right shoulder came back clean, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Pineda will be shut down for 7-10 days. The right-hander had surgery on the same shoulder last year and hasn't pitched in the big leagues since his rookie year in 2011. At this point, the Yankees trade of Pineda for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi with the Mariners hasn't worked out for either team.
 
8/4/2013 2:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda (shoulder) left his most recent start at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with right shoulder stiffness, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Insight: Pineda had surgery on the shoulder so this is a huge red flag. He's headed to New York to be examined.
 
6/25/2013 12:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda (shoulder) has pitched well in his first two rehab starts and could be back by the first week in July.
Insight: Pineda has a 1.08 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with seven strikeouts and two weeks over 8 1/3 IP. Now might be a good time to add him to your roster before he gets called up and everyone jumps on the bandwagon.
 
6/4/2013 8:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the team won't use right-hander Michael Pineda (shoulder) out of the bullpen when he's finished with his rehab assignment, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Pineda will start his rehab assignment Saturday with High-A Tampa. He'll either join the rotation with New York or Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when he's ready to return.
 
6/4/2013 4:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees righty Michael Pineda (shoulder) will start his minor league rehab assignment Saturday with High-A Tampa.
Insight: Pineda had a 3.74 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP and 173 strikeouts as a rookie with the Mariners in 2011 before missing all of last year following shoulder surgery. CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Pettitte have the first three spots in New York's rotation locked up as long as they're healthy, but Pineda could take a spot from Phil Hughes or David Phelps.
 
5/23/2013 5:19:00 PM
Description: Yankees righty Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw five innings Thursday in an extended spring training game, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Pineda's fastball sat at 93 mph, according to Yankees GM Brian Cashman. The right-hander could start a minor league rehab assignment after one more extended spring appearance. He should be added in all leagues, as he had a 3.74 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP and 173 strikeouts as a rookie with the Mariners in 2011 before missing all of last year following shoulder surgery.
 
5/2/2013 4:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees righty Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw an extended spring training game and hit 95 mph on the gun while sitting at 93 mph consistently. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com
Insight: Yankees GM Brian Cashman called it "a good, physical day." Pineda's recovery from shoulder surgery appears to be going well and he could return anywhere from late-June to mid-July.
 
2/14/2013 3:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees righty Michael Pineda (shoulder) reported to camp at 260 pounds, 20 pounds less than a year ago. The best case scenario is that Pineda could be a big league option in June. SOURCE: MLBlogs.com
Insight: Pineda just started throwing off a full mound and should start facing hitters next month under "controlled conditions." Fantasy owners who draft Pineda shouldn't expect to have him back until July.
 
10/22/2012 11:37:00 AM
Description: ESPN New York reports that Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda won't be ready for the start of spring training. Pineda missed the entire 2012 season because of a shoulder injury.
Insight: It's looking like Pineda won't be available until the second half of the 2013 campaign. As promising as he looked during his rookie campaign with the Mariners in 2011 (9-10, 3.74 ERA, 173 K's), we wouldn't waste a pick on Pineda in next season's fantasy draft.
 
8/20/2012 6:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Michael Pineda was arrested for DUI Monday morning in Tampa, Florida.
Insight: Pineda underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in late April this year and never threw a regular season pitch for the Yankees. This shouldn't affect his standing for next season but we'd like to see him display more maturity (he also reported to spring training overweight this season).
 
6/19/2012 5:25:00 PM
Description: Michael Pineda (shoulder) is aiming to begin throwing in mid-September.
Insight: Pineda underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in late April this year. The 23-year-old is hoping to be ready to go for spring training next season after 2012's washout.
 
4/25/2012 5:13:00 PM
Description: Michael Pineda's MRI revealed a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.
Insight: Pineda is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery next Tuesday, which will put an end to his 2012 season. Quite a disappointment for the Yankees, who acquired him for top prospect Jesus Montero in the offseason, and for fantasy owners, who drafted Pineda expecting a breakout year after his dominant rookie campaign in 2011.
 
4/23/2012 5:31:00 PM
Description: Michael Pineda (shoulder) will undergo an MRI in New York on Tuesday.
Insight: Pineda was shut down indefinitely after he felt pain in his shoulder on Saturday. Hopefully the MRI doesn't reveal any long-term damage, but even if it goes well we don't expect Pineda back anytime soon.
 
4/21/2012 2:46:00 PM
Description: New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda had a setback in his return from a shoulder injury. He was scheduled to pitch two innings on Saturday but was shut down after reporting weakness.
Insight: It looks like the predicted early May return may have to be pushed back, but we will know more after a status update next week.
 
4/5/2012 3:46:00 PM
Description: Michael Pineda played catch from 60 feet for about eight minutes on Thursday, then briefly worked on his delivery off the mound without throwing, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman.
Insight: So far, so good for Pineda as he begins his recovery from right shoulder inflammation. Hopefully this time off allows Pineda to get over his ailment and start throwing 95-plus mph again like he did with Seattle as a rookie.
 
3/31/2012 2:38:00 PM
Description: Michael Pineda will start the season on the DL with right shoulder inflammation, according to Marc Carig of the Newark Star Ledger.
Insight: Pineda has lacked velocity this spring, forcing the pitching-rich Yankees to consider moving him to Triple-A to begin the season. This is bad news for those who invested heavily in the youngster on the hope that he would be in for a breakout 2012 with New York. Pineda went 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 173 strikeouts in 171 innings for Seattle last season before the Mariners dealt him to the Yankees for Jesus Montero. Hopefully this doesn't develop into a long-term issue.