Pineda undergoing precautionary MRI before starting throwing program

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Michael Pineda is undergoing a precautionary MRI in Tampa today, RAB has confirmed. He is scheduled to begin a throwing program this weekend and the Yankees are having him looked over one more time to make sure he is completely healthy.

These precautionary tests are routine whenever a player is set to begin rehab, especially pitchers with arm problems. Pineda has already suffered one setback and the Yankees don’t want him have another, which could end his season. He is not expected to return until August as it is.

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  • Nick

    semi-OT but how do rehab guys travel in situations like this? Is it up to the organization to provide charter to the player? Now I get that Pineda may have been in Tampa already, but in general I guess is my question. Say a guy gets hurt in Houston and needs to fly back to NY for further evaluation, or a guy finishes his rehab stint in Scranton and has to meet the team in in Chicago or Seattle. Do they stick them on first-class commercial flights at times?

    Is this where the assistant to the traveling secretary comes into play? :p

    • Mike Axisa

      The team’s is responsible for everything.

    • Undefined

      George Costanza reference?

    • ALZ

      I would assume so. They charter the jet for the team, but I doubt they would fly it across country for one player. They do it because they have many players to begin with, and on a tight schedule. If they going to NY for eval, time isn’t as important.

    • Deep Thoughts

      Relax, he’s on the 60-day DL. No hurry. Greyhound is fine.

  • Farewell Mo

    It’ll probably show Pineda’s arm is attached to his torso by a piece of duct tape.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Pine tar, FM. Pine tar. Just some dried-up pine tar rolled up into a wall.

  • The Great Gonzo

    MRI’s don’t pick up tape. Only bubble gum and prayer.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Wow, not 100 knee-jerk complaints about the MRI, despite Mike’s clear explanation as to why.


    Must be a nice day out.