Apr 23, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) works during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Pineda Suffers Setback In Simulated Start


New York Yankees’ starting pitcher Michael Pineda, who was suspended less than a week ago for 10 games for the use of pine tar against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, suffered a setback Tuesday in a simulated game he threw in Tampa. According to reports, Pineda exited the game in the first inning with a tight lat, and MRIs await.

Joe Girardi said that Pineda’s next start (which was expected to be May 5), is “probably in jeopardy”, in which case David Phelps would get another start in his place. Pineda has been one of the Yankees’ best starters in the early going, posting a 2-2 win-loss record, with a 1.86 ERA.

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