Pineda to have shoulder surgery, out 12 months 17


The MRI results came back on Michael Pineda‘s shoulder and it turns out to be a right shoulder anterior labral tear that will keep him out at least a full year, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.

The doctor called it a “discrete tear” so he only needs less invasive arthroscopic surgery which will be performed next Tuesday, Feinsand reported.¬†Between that and the fact that Pineda’s rotator cuff has been unaffected (Dan Barbarisi),¬†the Yankees feel good about his chances of him being able to regain his old velocity after the surgery.

This is not Tommy John Surgery, which involves the elbow and is a generally successful surgery that most pitchers recover from just as good as ever. Shoulder surgery almost always involves setbacks and a lot of times pitchers just aren’t the same afterward. The Yankees make it sound like because this is not his rotator cuff that this might not be career altering. Let’s hope that is the case because shoulder surgery is nasty business for pitchers.


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17 thoughts on “Pineda to have shoulder surgery, out 12 months

  • Gonzalo

    Nice Cashman the trade is working. And now his defendors saying "It's a trade for the future". Montero is present and future

  • hotdog

    It was a good trade in theory…Yankees needed young pitching and to get a guy the caliber of Pineda was hard to pass up…i don't blame Cashman one bit…the Yankees needs were in the rotation not their offense…

  • Gonzalo

    Yu Darvish would come with the same questions as Pineda and It was only money. Montero would be here and If Darvish didn't work It was just a lot of money and for next season you could do with him the same we did with Igawa and that way he doesn't even count for Tax Payroll.

  • Gonzalo

    I just found this comment and wanted to share it here:

    The lineup is full of strikeout artists and is too easy to pitch to by top pitchers.
    Last year the Yanks struck out 7.03 times per game (on average), hit 1.37 homers, batted .263 and scored 5.35 runs. In comparison, the averages for the last 7 Yankee championship teams were 5.53 strikeouts, 1.17 homers, .281 BA and 5.37. The championship teams were able to score just as many runs with less homers. They had more diversified offenses, struck out less and put the ball in play more. Teams such as this are tougher to pitch to.

  • hotdog

    It's easy to look at this and say that it was a bad trade. At first I thought the same thing. Maybe I've just tried to convince to the contrary but we really do need pitching…i understand your point about Pineda still basically being a prospect but so was Montero…he came up late last year and hit really well but I think the trade wasn't as lopsided as you may believe…i think we have a few chips to play with…Eduardo Nunez may be one of them…trade value on Betances and Banuelos are down but don't be surprised if Cashman parts with one of his prizes…i think something's going to happen within the next month…i just hope we don't sign Sidney Ponson again…lol

  • Rob Abruzzese Post author

    The Yankees offense is ranked 2nd barely behind Texas in wOBA, a measure of pure hitting ability. They have the 2nd lowest K% and 5th best BB% out of every MLB team. With RISP, they have an outstanding 132 OPS+. If you aren't happy with the way the offense has been so far this season then you don't know what a good offense is. In 2012, only the Rangers are better and barely.

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