Tuesday: Change of plans. Pineda will instead throw a 75-pitch simulated game in Tampa on Friday instead of joining Double-A Trenton, the Yankees announced. They want him to stay in a controlled environment for whatever reason. Guessing that means they don’t think he’s ready to move up to a higher level just yet.
Monday: Via Ken Davidoff: Brian Cashman confirmed Michael Pineda will move up to Double-A Trenton for his next rehab start this Friday. He made his first minor league start with High-A Tampa over the weekend, but they’re off next weekend for the All-Star break. The Thunder will be on the road in Altoona unfortunately, so don’t plan that trip to Trenton to see Pineda pitch just yet. He still has another three or four rehab starts left after Friday, so I’m sure he’ll play at home eventually.