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Michael Pineda Named 5th Starter

Michael Pineda missed each of the past two seasons recovering from shoulder surgery and has yet to throw a regular season pitch for the Yankees after they acquired him from the Mariners for Jesus Montero in January of 2012, but thats about to change.

Pineda is officially Joe Girardis choice for the fifth spot in the Yankees rotation, convincing the manager he was ready by throwing 15 innings with a 1.20 ERA and 16/1 K/BB ratio this spring.

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Source: Aaron Gleeman (NBC Sports Hardball Talk)


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