Bryan Hoch, writer for the Yankees at MLB.com has reported Pineda has had more shoulder pain.
Pineda suffers setback; to see doctor Monday wp.me/p1rXvG-8WXx
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 21, 2012
If you read the rest of the post he links you’ll see that the Yankees have no clue when he’ll be back.
“I can’t tell you when we’re going to get him now,” Girardi said.
Pineda will likely not pitch this season. That’s my perspective. The Yankees gave up one of the top prospects, Jesus Montero in order to acquire Pineda. It’s way too early to judge this trade, but if Pineda consistently has shoulder issues then it won’t turn out well for the Yankees.
New York will have to hope Pettitte, Hughes, and Garcia have good years. If not then the Yankees will have to insert David Phelps or Adam Warren to show what they have to offer.