Pineda “received strong reviews” for latest Ext. Spring Training game

Game 44: B'more
Gumbs stays hot; triples in Tampa win

Via Ken Davidoff: Right-hander Michael Pineda “received strong reviews” for his 51-pitch Extended Spring Training start on Saturday. No word on his velocity, but he reportedly touched 95 in previous outings. I think this was his fourth ExST start, but don’t hold me to that.

The Yankees are planning to have the 24-year-old Pineda make two more ExST starts — one on Thursday and another next Tuesday — before starting his official 30-day rehab window by sending him out with one of the full-season affiliates. They want to get him stretched out to 65 pitches before starting the rehab clock, and I’m guessing they’ll use all 30 days to make sure he’s completely ready. I guess the state of the rotation in late-June will determine what happens after that, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The good news is Pineda continues to make progress.

Game 44: B'more
Gumbs stays hot; triples in Tampa win
  • Karl Krawfid

    Can’t wait!

  • Jerkface

    Hopefully he gets optioned once the 30 day window is up.

    • CountryClub

      In a perfect world, I agree. Hopefully the rotation keeps going strong over the next 6 weeks.

  • Pseudoyanks

    I can see the Cashman grand plan all beginning to come together. Why do I think we’re going to see Alex before the ASB too?

  • your mom

    Crossing my fingers. We need a healthy, effective Pineda for the future.

  • Phil

    Getting Pineda for the 2nd half is going to be great if he is throwing in the mid 90’s. Maybe we can bounce Hughes at the rading deadline to get something for him.

  • Bo Knows

    So pessimistic Mike……At this point, it might be good to start getting the excitement up.

  • Robinson Tilapia


  • Alkaline

    This is encouraging, but I’m tempering my expectations. Anything we get out of him this year is icing on the cake. I hope and still believe he could live up to his potential, but it will be a lot of hard work.

    • Laz

      Does make it a bit easier when Montero is struggling in Seattle.

  • trr

    Can’t have enough pitching, (said by: everyone)

  • mike myers

    amazing that the yanks still might win this trade. Montero looks terrible. Noesi is useless, mostly. Pineda and Campos have legit ace in them….time will tell.

  • Danny

    Year and a half later and people are starting to back off from the “OMGZZZ WORST TRADE EVER” mentality. Nice to see Pineda coming back, we should see his first official start in the minors around next sunday right ?

  • forensic

    Since nobody mentioned the error in the Tex thread, I guess here is as good a place as any at this point.

    Pineda does get a 30-day rehab window. But, Tex only gets a 20-day window, not 30.

    • Jessica


      • forensic

        Pitchers get 30 days because they don’t/can’t play every day.

        Non-pitchers only get 20 days because they can play every day.


    All we heard in spring training was LACK OF DEPTH!!!!!

    Now we have

    in the organization.

    The future might be a teensy bit brighter than the media/ledge jumpers would have you believe.

    • mustang(The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)


      Don’t tell anyone here that.

    • Yogiism

      All we heard on ESPN was LACK OF DEPTH!!!!!

      There you go. Fixed it.

      I pray that Hughes strings together 2-3 solid starts beginning tonight, which makes him slightly more valuable when (not IF, but WHEN), he is traded.

  • Chris

    I will hold all my feelings about this. There is another factor no one is thinking of. He returns healthy and just plain sucks.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      If he’s genuinely healthy, he won’t suck.

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    Righteous news!