Pineda is, of course, recovering from arthroscopic surgery in his pitching shoulder. Last week was the first time we’d heard an up date on him in a while when he was throwing off flat ground for the first time. It’s still very early in his rehab, but it is good to hear that he hasn’t had a setback yet.
Pineda had his surgery done last April, but the Yankees don’t expect him to return until June or July at the earliest. GM Brian Cashman has said that they aren’t counting on him for any contributions at all this season and are looking at it as anything they get is bonus.