Pineda continued throwing program following check-up on Monday


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.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • Laz

    Really can’t determine much from this. They invested alot in Pineda, and are trying to get him to heal as much as possible.

  • Brian S.

    Just give up now he’s never going to make it.

    • YanksFanInBeantown

      I feel like a broken record for saying this, but: The best comps are Anibal Sanchez, Roger Clemens and Jose Valverde. His rotator cuff, posterior labrum and shoulder capsule are all fine.

      • Bo Knows

        you forgot Curt Schilling (I believe his injury and surgery were almost exactly identical to what Pineda has undergone)

  • Havok9120

    We should just get him Tommy John.

    Better safe than sorry.

    • Joe Schwartz

      Yes – good idea. He should get elbow ligament replacement to repair his injured shoulder.