Michael Pineda busted for DUI
By Delia E.
Michael Pineda once again made headlines for the Yankees during the 2012 season but this time it had nothing to do with his progress of returning to the mound. Pineda, who had season ending surgery prior to the 2012 season and has yet to throw a pitch for the Yankees, was arrested and charged with DUI in Tampa, Florida at around 2:45 this morning. The arresting office wrote in the arrest report that he was able to “smell the distinct odor of alcohol while talking with Pineda.”
For Pineda to make this much of a commotion without throwing a single pitch for the Yankees is quite disturbing and brings unwanted attention to the front office.
Courtesy of Marc Carig of the Star Ledger, here is Michael Pineda’s mug shot.
The Yankees declined to comment about Pineda’s arrest but I’m sure the Yankees aren’t to happy with him at the moment.