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However, giving Pineda the chance to begin the season in the minors could benefit the Yankees in two real ways:
1. He gets a chance to build his arm strength back up outside of the fishbowl that is New York, where every pitch he throws will be highly scrutinized.
2. The Yankees will convert Pineda’s free agent eligibility in 2016 into a year of team control through arbitration instead.