Update: Pineda will throw 75-pitch simulated game on Friday

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Wednesday Night Open Thread

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.

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Wednesday Night Open Thread
  • RetroRob

    AA hitters will certainly be a more interesting test, not that it will mean much either way how he does at this point.

  • CountryClub

    Somebody is wrong…

    Andy McCullough ?@McCulloughSL 15m Michael Pineda will make his next start for Class-A Charleston on Friday, Cashman says. Class-A Tampa is on All-Star Break that weekend.

    • RetroRob

      Keep it a mystery. Increase sales at both locations!

      I did see a reference to him starting in Charleston, too. Who knows. I won’t be at either game.

  • Mykey

    Bummer, I’m going tonight instead. So close.

  • trr

    little steps leading to bigger ones…

  • vin


    Don’t you mean:

    Pineda will NOT be starting in Trenton this Friday… because it’s a road game in Altoona.

  • Pat D

    This almost guarantees that he’s headed to Scranton next month.

    Not really surprised.

  • LarryA

    How about it is suppose topour the next few days and they want him to stay on schedule

    • Pseudoyanks

      Controlled environment does sound like weather, indeed.