Now Commenting On:

Pineda goes five innings in extended spring game

Right-hander underwent surgery last May to repair a torn labrum


Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda tossed five innings on Thursday at the club's Minor League complex, the Star-Ledger reported.

General Manager Brian Cashman told the Star-Ledger that Pineda's velocity was around 93 mph and that Pineda could begin a rehab assignment following his next session in Tampa, Fla.

Pineda underwent surgery last May to repair a torn labrum, and he has yet to throw a pitch for the Yankees after coming over from the Mariners for Jesus Montero as part of a January 2012 trade.

As a rookie with Seattle in 2011, Pineda went 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA, finishing fifth in the American League Rookie of the Year Award voting.

"I'm happy so far that he's healthy," Cashman told the Star-Ledger. "But he's obviously got a ways to go. We'll see. But so far so good."

AJ Cassavell is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español