Friday, August 21, 2015

Quick Hit: Michael Pineda Rehab Assignment Continues Tonight

Michael Pineda is set to make his second rehab start tonight as he works his way back from a strained forearm muscle in his right arm. Pineda's first start came with the Double-A Trenton Thunder and it was thought that Pineda's start could possibly be a "one and done" type start that propelled him back to the big league rotation. New York instead opted to let Pineda start tonight in Triple-A for the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders.

Whether this decision happened because everyone is pitching so well in the rotation or whether the team thought they needed to stretch Pineda out more remains to be seen but I have to say I am in agreement with the team's decision. We saw the ill effects of what rushing a player back from a rehab assignment could do with Jacoby Ellsbury earlier in the season so it's good that the team is giving Pineda all the time he needs.

Pineda threw 42 pitches in his first rehab start so he will likely be good for around 60-70 pitches tonight for Scranton.

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