Michael Pineda to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Michael Pineda to have season-ending shoulder surgery

By Brian D.

For one reason or another, this isn’t too shocking. The Yankees have confirmed that the big offseason acquisition Michael Pineda will have to wait until 2013 to make his Yankees debut. The 22-year old has a torn labrum and it will require season-ending surgery.

Pineda still had a decent spring minus his last start where he got injured. Though his velocity was not able to get up to 97 and 98 like it did last season, I still believed he’d be okay whether or not he ever regained the blazing fastball.

Anyway, now that this headache has finally settled, the Yanks are caught in a pretty tough spot. The rotation is already under-performing, and if Andy Pettitte wasn’t coming back, this would’ve been a much more catastrophic hit to the Bombers.

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Posted on April 25, 2012, in Injuries and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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