Right-hander Michael Pineda will make his next minor league rehab start with Double-A Trenton on Tuesday, the team announced. The Thunder will be home that night, so if you want to catch the game you can buy tickets right here. He is returning from shoulder surgery, as you know.
Pineda, 24, has made two starts with High-A Tampa and thrown one simulated game as part of his rehab so far. He’s allowed three runs (one earned) in 14 total innings, striking out 12 and walking three. Cashman has said the righty has sat around 92 and touched 95 during his rehab work. The 30-day rehab window expires on July 8th, so at that point the Yankees will have to activate Pineda off the DL and either add him to the big league roster or option him to Triple-A. If he spends roughly 2-3 weeks in the minors following rehab, the team will push his free agency back from 2016 to 2017. Seems like a no-brainer.