It appears the Yankees are going to have to find another starter for tonight’s series finale match-up against the Texas Rangers.
Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes is reporting Michael Pineda will not make his start against the Texas Rangers tonight due to tightness in his forearm. As a cautionary measure, the Yankees decided to shut him down until further notice.
The Yankees have yet to name a replacement starter for tonight’s game.
Update: Bryan Mitchell will start in place of Michael Pineda tonight, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
UPDATE 2: The Yankees have placed Michael Pineda on the 15-day disabled list with a forearm strain. He’s expected to be out for 4-6 weeks. Instead of Mitchell, CC Sabathia will start tonight.