Via Buster Olney: Michael Pineda was checked out by a doctor in New York today, then continued his throwing program at Yankee Stadium. Brian Cashman recently confirmed that the right-hander has been throwing off flat ground down in Tampa, and I assume today’s visit was a routine check-up.
Pineda, 23, had his arthroscopic shoulder surgery in New York back in May and has been to the city for a check-up at least one other time since then. Cashman said he doesn’t expect Pineda to return to the big league team until June and even then they aren’t count on him, they’ll treat whatever he gives them this year as a bonus. Either way, the fact that he came through the check-up fine and continued his throwing program is good news.