In my pitching matchup post, I had both Esmil Rogers and Michael Pineda listed as starters for Wednesday’s game. That was simply because Joe Girardi hadn’t announced who was starting prior to the post. Girardi had made his decision and he said Michael Pineda will come off the disabled list on Wednesday and will start the series finale against the Baltimore Orioles.
The original plan was for Pineda to pitch in one more rehab start, but after the injury to David Phelps, the Yankees decided to let Pineda make his next start in Baltimore. With Pineda making the start, Esmil Rogers will go to the Yankees bullpen.
Oh, and for those interested, Pineda was asked if he was going to use pine tar in his start on Wednesday and he said no. Funny I should mention that because the pine tar game where Pineda was ejected was the last time we saw him. Oh how time flies.