Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News has the story:
Pineda won't pitch until August, says Girardi. Sabathia also unlikely to return before break. What you see now is the NYY rotation til then.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) June 13, 2014
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com explains Pineda hasn't experienced another setback, but rather has to start all over in the rehab process after suffering a setback a few weeks ago:
To clarify, there was no new setback with Pineda. He's not throwing and will be starting pretty much from zero, so he won't be back in July.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 13, 2014
This shouldn't really be much of a surprise.
Pineda's setback means he has to start all over again in the rehab process. That means having a catch two or three times, followed by some bullpen sessions and then, finally, some rehab outings.
Pined hasn't pitched since April 23 when he was ejected from a game versus the Boston Red Sox for having pine tar on his neck. Before his injury woes and ejection, Pined was pitching to a 1.83 ERA and a 2-2 record.
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