By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Yankees have transferred right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Pineda is done for the rest of this season.
The move was made so that the Yankees can add Caleb Smith to the 40-man roster. Pineda is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery in the near future, which would keep him out through late 2018 or even early 2019.
In other related news, besides putting Pineda on the advanced DL and adding Smith, the team has recalled Bryan Mitchell and Domingo German. Thy have also optioned out Ben Heller and Jonathan Holder.
Pineda last pitched on July 5th against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. He allowed five runs on nine hits, including three home runs in the 7-6 loss.
This season, before his injury, he was 8-4 with a 4.39 ERA.
Pineda has had a history of shoulder problems in his career. In 2012, he had to go through a serious shoulder injury that took him two-years to recover from.
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