Marchand: Yankees can’t place Pineda on DL until end of suspension

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Via Andrew Marchand: The Yankees are not allowed to place Michael Pineda on the disabled list until his ten-game pine tar related suspension ends. Thanks to today’s rainout, the team is now stuck playing with a 24-man roster until Tuesday instead of Monday.

Pineda, 25, will miss at least 3-4 weeks with a Grade I teres major strain, so they’ll stick him on the DL as soon as the suspension ends. Brendan Ryan is currently on a minor league rehab assignment and it seems likely he will be activated to fill the extra roster spot next week. The Yankees are currently carrying seven relievers and only a three-man bench.

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  • J-S

    Please don’t throw rocks at me…

    But anyone thinking Betances could come back in the rotation to make some spot starts ? The way he is pitching this year (often 2 innings), maybe he could be stretched out and give the team 5 or 6 quality innings in the near future ?

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Why? How often have we witnessed that movie while he was in the minors?

      • J-S

        (Not only for you but for all those under you)

        Yes, if I remember well, Betances changed his approach during the end of last year. The way he is pitching this year is excellent, and I seriously think he can’t do worst than Nuno or Phelps (who were hit very hard when they were in relief)

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          The change in approach was related to switching to the bullpen.

    • n0exit

      Failed minor league starters don’t become quality major league starters. His mechanics is why he couldn’t start, as far as I know the mechanics haven’t changed.

    • Looser Trader Droids FotD™


    • Mister D

      “Eh, give it a shot. What’s the worst that could happen?” – Daniel Bard

  • Matty Ice

    I have no idea how retroactive DL placements work, but could they do it retroactively to the Sox game he got tossed from?

    • n0exit

      I don’t think so, because pineda wasn’t eligible to play in any games while on the suspended list. It doesn’t make a difference anyway he’s going on the 15 day and its going to take more than 15 days.

    • RetroRob

      To accomplish what? He needs to serve the suspension and he’s almost halfway through it. He either serves it now or later.

      Or are you saying so he could come back quicker? Bottom line is he’ll be put on the 15-day DL but will be out for at least three weeks, so they really wouldn’t gain anything.

  • Cheval Anonyme

    Yangervis Solarte AotD:

    “A Teres? Nova? Grisly!”

    • Looser trader droids FotD™

      Love the otD proliferation.

  • I’m One

    Further proof MLB is out to get the Yankees anyway they can.