Pineda allows two hits in first minor league rehab startBy
3:54pm: Reiber spoke to scouts at the game who said they had Pineda up to 95 mph with the fastball. “Looked like the guy I saw in [Triple-A Tacoma] a couple of years ago,” said one. Pineda, meanwhile, said he and his surgically repaired shoulder feel fine. He isn’t sure where his next start will be, however.
2:29pm: In his first minor league rehab start with High-A Tampa, Michael Pineda allowed two hits in 4.1 scoreless innings. He struck out four (all swinging) and walked one while throwing 42 of 68 pitches for strikes (62%). He was on a 65-70 pitch limit. The 30-day rehab window is officially underway and will expire on Monday, June 8th.
According to man on the scene Anthony Rieber, Pineda sat in the 92-93 mph range for most of the outing before tailing off and sitting around 90-91 in his final inning of work. He threw both fastballs and offspeed pitches. Tampa is off next weekend for the All-Star break, so Pineda might have to make his next start with one of the other affiliates. Low-A Charleston is home next weekend while both Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton are on the road.