Breaking news…the injury bug has officially invaded the Bronx.
Pineda will be out 3-4 weeks.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) April 30, 2014
Pineda had been down in Tampa a-mid a 10-day suspension for using pine tar, but he flew back to New York this past Tuesday night after experiencing back pain, while throwing a simulated game.
Considering the 25-year old is coming off surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder that had him in rehab for the past two years means there is good reason to be concerned here. I have read that the teres muscle is not directly connected with the rotator cuff but is right below the shoulder, which cannot be good.
Pineda has arguably been one of the best pitchers so far this season with a 1.83 ERA, so this is a huge loss for the now hobbling Yankees. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Pineda, Ellsbury injury updates’ »