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New York Yankees got some bad news

Michael Pineda

Michael Pineda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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’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.


  1. alcan says:

    you forgot the Yankees got Jose Campos who may be the best player in this trade… he is smoking batters pitching for Charelston… yes, it is a long way off to the bigs but the kid is the real thing…

    • LLP says:

      Alcan – I totally agree about Campos and I like his stuff. But he is in single-A ball right now so once he gets promoted, which should be soon, we should get a clearer picture.

      I hope the B's can get back in a groove because they look so bad right now and I had high hopes for them; as the Yankees did too.

      David Phelps should get a shot or DJ Mitchell….