Pineda set to throw bullpen session


Via George King, right-hander Michael Pineda will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday. It appears that it will be his first time on a mound since being placed on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis. Pineda threw a bunch of long toss last week and has been throwing off flat ground for a while. Joe Girardi recently said that he doesn’t expect him back this month.

In other news, King reports that Andy Pettitte will pitch for High-A Tampa tomorrow, his second minor league appearance. He threw three innings and 32 pitches for Tampa on Monday, so he got an extra day of rest between starts.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. qwerty says:

    Is there another injury prone pitching prospect we can trade our best chips for?

  2. Manny's BanWagon says:

    When Pettitte and Pineda comeback, Freddy is the obvious first choice to move out of the rotation but the 2nd guy has to be between Hughes or Nova which is going to be interesting if both guys are pitching well.

    • Soviet Swag says:

      Trade Hughes while his value is still high

      • sdjohn says:

        Nah, 25 year old kid that had one bad year, I think he will be just fine. Hughes is gonna have a great year…

      • Steve (different one) says:

        Why is his value high? Because of spring training?

      • Havok9120 says:

        His value is at its nadir, what are you talking about?

        • Plank says:

          The more he pitches the lower his value gets.

          The high point for trading him would have been 07, then 08, then 09, then 06, then 10, then 11, now it’s 2012 and his value has never been lower.

          I could see switching 09 and 08, but the extra year of team control outweighs it for me.

          His value reaches a new nadir every year he pitches.

  3. Sdjohn says:

    To early to guess manny, but it’s never a bad thing with pitching depth. Pinedas arm may not respond, someone could get hurt by then. I think usually these things tend to work themselves out.

  4. JeffG says:

    Has anyone seen the Real Sports episode on HBO that shows the Mariners reliever that gained something crazy like 10mph on his fastball after coming back from an elbow injury? The program uses weighted balls that you do not release, but rather hold during follow through… supposed to strengthen both sides of the shoulder.

    It would be interesting to see if they could have Pineda try that out in the minors.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      10 mph is extreme, but it’s not uncommon for pitchers to gain some velocity after a substantial injury. The rehab work is more rigorous than their typical workout routine.

    • DM says:

      I saw it. Interesting — but I’m wondering what other implications that type of training may have. Also, Tom House was considered a pitching guru back in the day with his football throwing stuff, but that “breakthrough” concept evaporated over time. I understand how holding on to the ball might strengthen the other side of the shoulder — but what about the impact on the joints and ligaments. I was wincing at those kids winding up and throwing hard without releasing — waiting for a shoulder dislocation.

      • Havok9120 says:

        Yeah, there won’t be something that extreme without a pre-weakened joint. But you’re definitely right to worry about ligament damage and joint wear.

  5. bpdelia says:

    My high coach did that years ago. Not weighted balls but fall practice wad just holding a ball and throwing your pitches without releasing. Also isolating motion. Just the lwg kick and balance 20 times. Jyat the rotation and stride. Jysr the delivery and follow through. I still do it now. Its amazing how hsrd it can be to just go through your leg.kick and stop at the top of your hip rotation and hold for ten seconds. Balance is so important in preventing injury. But I got hurt anyway snapping off a spltter. Tried to turn it over. That sucked. It literally stilk hurts 18 years later

Leave a Reply

You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> in your comment.

If this is your first time commenting on River Ave. Blues, please review the RAB Commenter Guidelines. Login for commenting features. Register for RAB.