(ARLINGTON, Texas) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is done for the season and will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a labrum tear in his right shoulder.
During the offseason, the Yankees acquired Pineda from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for highly touted prospect Jesus Montero.
“For this year, it’s a loss,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “He was a guy that we were counting on this year. We traded for him, but unfortunately, he’s hurt. We’re going to have to get him back at some point next year.”
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman called the injury “a tragic diagnosis”.
During his rookie season, Pineda was 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA for the Mariners.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com