New York Yankees: Michael Pineda Out, Likely Headed For Tommy John
Jun 4, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) watches from the dugout at an MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

The second half is here and the New York Yankees picked up right where they left off, receiving devastating injury news on Michael Pineda.

As if their rotation wasn’t bare enough, the New York Yankees took another blow right before the second half begins.

It was announced this morning that starting pitcher Michael Pineda was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow. The injury was first reported by JJ from Barstool Sports on Twitter. The injury specifics were confirmed by Bryan Hoch.

Rumors of a potential injury began circulating when it was determined that Pineda would not be starting in any of the four games in Boston this weekend.

Pineda, who has had an up-and-down season, much like all of his season in the Bronx, is 8-4 on the season with a 4.39 ERA.

However, in his last seven starts, Pineda had four performances where he pitched fewer than six innings. In his last start alone, he labored through three innings while giving up five runs and three home runs.

While he’s been an enigma during much of his time in pinstripes, Pineda still had moments of brilliance and played a huge role in the starting rotation.

While still waiting on a second opinion, it looks as though we might have seen the last of 28-year-old Pineda in pinstripes. Wishing him a speedy recovery and the best of luck in his future endeavors!


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