Pineda allows two runs in latest rehab start

Game 72: The Start of Something
Murphy stays hot in Triple-A loss

In his second minor league rehab start with High-A Tampa, right-hander Michael Pineda allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and one walk in four innings of work. He struck out three (all swinging) and got four ground balls compared to six in the air. No word on his velocity or pitch count, but he was expected to throw around 80 pitches.

The 24-year-old Pineda’s rehab clock expires on July 8th, so he has another three or four starts to go before the team has to decide whether to stick him on the roster or option him to the minors. That’s something to worry about when the time comes. I suppose Pineda could make move up a level and make his next rehab start with Double-A Trenton, but the team has yet to announced their plans. The Thunder will be home early next week, making travel easy.

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Game 72: The Start of Something
Murphy stays hot in Triple-A loss
  • Peter Kersich

    Don’t you mean July 8th?

  • trr

    Keeps the pressure on Hughes, but who knows? Do you really think Pettite will make all his remaining starts anyway?

  • jimmy james

    Still think the Yankees will make the smart move and keep him in the minors even when his 30-day rehab clock is up. It just makes too much sense and starting pitching isn’t exactly the weak link this season. Might as well get that year of control back…