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Michael Pineda in Yanks' rotation

Updated: March 26, 2014, 11:34 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi made official on Tuesday what has been obvious for the past few weeks -- that Michael Pineda has pitched well enough this spring to be named to his starting rotation, completing a two-year journey back from serious shoulder surgery and salvaging a trade that for a time looked as if it would be a disaster for the Yankees.

"He threw extremely well," Girardi said. "It was what we wanted to see from him. He improved each outing. At times he ...

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