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Pineda shut down again

4/21/2012

The Yankees have shut down starter Michael Pineda after he felt pain in his shoulder during his first minor league rehab assignment. After a spring training in which his velocity was down throughout, the Yankees put Pineda on the disabled list with tendinitis before the season began. He had not thrown in a game until Saturday.

“Not good,” Joe Girardi said of the news.

Pineda – who was brought over in the blockbuster deal for Jesus Montero this offseason – felt weakness in the back of his shoulder again after throwing just 15 pitches in Tampa on Saturday. In an email, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that Pineda will see a doctor on Monday in Tampa to figure out the extent of the problem.

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