Yankees young starter Michael Pineda felt weakness in his shoulder during his extended spring training out today and will be sent back to New York for a dye-contrast MRI, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger that he’s “concerned because he still isn’t healthy.” The Yankees said that there was no structural damage in the last tests, but the fact that he doesn’t feel better could mean they missed something which can occasionally happen.
If they did miss something and he needs surgery this is the worst case scenario. Shoulder surgeries do not go well for pitchers and it could mean that his career will never be the same. Hopefully this turns out to just be regular soreness, but surgery is a very real possibility at this point.