New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda needs shoulder surgery. He is done for the season, reports Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.
Pineda is out for the full year.—
Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) April 25, 2012
Pineda began the season on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis; he attempted to make a rehab start in Tampa on Saturday, but he made it just 15 pitches before aggravating the injury. The Yankees shut him down again. According to general manager Brian Cashman, there’s reason to believe Pineda reinjured the shoulder on the very last of his 15 pitches.
Pineda, 23, was an All-Star as a rookie with the Seattle Mariners last season. He went 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA, mowing down 173 hitters in 171 innings. He was traded to the Yankees on Jan. 23 for blue-chip prospect Jesus Montero.