Friday, February 8, 2013
NEW YORK—Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda is set to reach a major checkpoint in his recovery from right shoulder surgery, graduating to tossing from a half mound on Tuesday at the club’s complex in Tampa, Fla.
The 24-year-old Pineda missed all of the 2012 season due to injury after being acquired from the Mariners in January.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the organization is hopeful that the right-hander will be an option at the big league level by June or July.
The flat ground squad appears to be a bit thin if Pineda’s not going to be a part of it.
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