Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda will
undergo season-ending anthroscopic surgery on May 1 to repair an anterior
Dr. David Altchek, assisted by Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad,
will perform the labral repair procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery
in New York, MLB.com reports.
The lefty started the 2012 season on the disabled list after an MRI exam
revealed right shoulder tendinitis. It is unclear whether that injury
contributed or was related to the labral tear.
Pineda, acquired from Seattle this offseason in a deal that sent top prospect
Jesus Montero to the Mariners, had struggled this spring with velocity. He hit
95-97 miles per hour last season with Seattle, but had mostly been clocked at
91-92 miles per hour this spring.
The 23-year-old Dominican native was vying for a spot in New York's rotation
this spring and pitched to an earned run average of 5.68 in six starts. He was
tagged for 12 runs on 24 hits and 10 walks in 19 innings.
Pineda was an All-Star during his rookie season in Seattle last year and
finished the campaign with a record of 9-10 and a 3.74 ERA in 28 starts.
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