Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda Charged With DUI

Tampa police charged injured New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda with driving under the influence early Monday morning.

Pineda’s blood alcohol rate was calculated as high as .128, which is above Florida’s .08 legal limit.

This continues the downward spiral for Pineda, who was the Yankees biggest offseason acquisition last winter. He has missed the entire season because of shoulder surgery.

On Monday, Pineda was stopped at 2:35 a.m. and, according to the police report, “no headlights were illuminated at night.” The report also stated that the officer could smell “a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and his speech was slurred.”

Pineda, 23, was the main acquisition in a four-player trade with the Seattle Mariners that sent prized prospect Jesus Montero west in January.

Source: ESPN New York, Andrew Marchand