Pineda throws 74 pitches across 5.2 innings in latest rehab gameBy
In yesterday’s Extended Spring Training rehab start, Michael Pineda allowed no runs on three hits and a walk in 5.2 innings. He struck out five and threw 57 of 74 pitches for strikes (77%). I wouldn’t worry too much about the specific results — ExST is a very controlled environment — the important thing is that he and his surgically repaired shoulder threw those 74 pitches and came through in one piece.
No word on what the next step will be, but High-A Tampa will be done with their All-Star break on Monday. Pineda could make his next rehab start there, or they could bump him up to Double-A Trenton, who will be on the road in Akron next week. We’ll find out eventually. Either way his 30-day rehab window expires on July 8th.