The Yankees biggest off-season news was trading top prospects Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi to the Mariners for phenom pitcher Michael Pineda.
Pineda has yet to pitch for the Yankees, as he showed up to Spring Training overweight and out-of-shape.
The Yankees thought that starting on the 15-day DL would give Pineda time to build up his arm strength but he had to stop during first rehab because of pain.
Now, it has been confirmed via tweet by MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch that Pineda has a right shoulder anterior labral tear, which requires surgery and he will miss the entire 2012 season. The surgery is scheduled for May 1.
Well, this does not come as a surprise because Pineda had two DL stints in the minors both relating to arm discomfort.
Something seems awfully suspicious here, not sure what yet but when I figure it out I will let you know.