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Twins' Michael Pineda: Bullpen session on tap

Pineda (forearm) played catch Sunday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The right-hander landed on the injured list with forearm inflammation June 14, and it appears he'll remain on the shelf for at least another week. Pineda could rejoin the rotation during the final week of June if Friday's bullpen session goes smoothly.
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Mike the Mysterious: The Curious Case of Michael Pineda

In a lot of ways, Michael Pineda’s 2021 has been an appropriate representation of his entire career. His 2021 has seen him be effective when healthy, but also deal with some injuries, including an incredibly bizarre injury. Throughout his career, Pineda has shown promise and ability on the mound, only to have any progress stunted by injury or suspension. This season, Pineda proved to be a consistent force in the Twins’ rotation, but a recent arm injury may once again stunt his season. While his “baseball card numbers” look great, a deep dive below shows that his season may have been on its way toward a downfall, injury or not.
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Twins' Michael Pineda: Could begin throwing

Pineda (forearm) could throw a bullpen session the next few days, manager Rocco Baldelli told MLB.com. Pineda traveled with the team on the current road trip, which may be a sign he's making progress. Pineda was removed from Sunday's game against the Astros due to right forearm tightness.
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Twins place Michael Pineda on injured list

The Twins announced Monday that they’ve placed righty Michael Pineda (right elbow inflammation) and infielder/outfielder Rob Refsnyder (hamstring strain) on the 10-day injured list. In a pair of corresponding moves, they’ve reinstated Kenta Maeda and Luis Arraez from the injured list. Center fielder Byron Buxton has not yet been activated, though Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press tweets that he traveled with the team to Seattle, which suggests a return is near.

Michael Pineda leaves game early with arm soreness as Astros crush Twins 14-3

MINNEAPOLIS — By the time starting pitcher Michael Pineda exited the game after the fourth inning Sunday, the Twins had already lost. The Astros just used the remaining innings for batting practice. Houston left Target Field with a monster 14-3 victory, racking up a season-high 20 hits which nearly tripled...
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Twins' Michael Pineda: Will require trip to IL

Pineda (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Pineda suffered the injury during his last start Sunday against Houston, and the team will place him on the shelf as a precaution. Kenta Maeda was activated from the IL and will rejoin the rotation Monday, and Randy Dobnak could fill in as the fifth starter while Pineda returns to health.

Twins' Michael Pineda: Could require IL stint

Pineda (forearm) will likely miss at least one turn through the rotation, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Pineda was removed from Sunday's game against the Astros due to right forearm tightness, and manager Rocco Baldelli said after the game that the right-hander will likely require "a little break." Baldelli isn't yet sure how long the 32-year-old will need to rest, but it sounds as though the Twins will use a cautious approach to prevent a more serious issue. Randy Dobnak (finger) could be a candidate to join the rotation if his fingernail issue doesn't force him to miss additional time.
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New York Yankees @ Minnesota Twins: Jordan Montgomery vs. Michael Pineda

It gets late early out there. The Yankees are 6.5 games back of the Red Sox for first place in the AL East, with both the Jays and Rays ahead of them. Further setbacks this season could take them out of the division race, so they’ve gotta start putting wins on the board now, and can do so tonight against a disappointing Twins team.
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Yankees-Twins series begins with Michael Pineda facing his former teammates

Michael Pineda pitched four seasons for the Yankees, but has only faced them twice since leaving the Bronx in 2017. He'll get a third chance (he's 0-1 in those other two games) tonight when the Twins and Yankees meet at steamy Target Field (7:10 p.m., BSN). Outfielder Rob Refsnyder will...

Twins' Michael Pineda: Tosses 4.1 frames in no-decision

Pineda did not factor in the decision in Tuesday's start against the Yankees, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks over 4.1 innings. He struck out two. After having his start pushed back two days due to forearm tightness, Pineda looked great in keeping New York off the scoreboard for four innings Tuesday. However, the Yankees got to him in the fifth, putting four straight runners on base -- two via hit and two via walk -- with one out to force the right-hander out of the contest after only 76 pitches. The good news is that Pineda seemingly came out of the contest without aggravating the forearm issue, so he should be ready to go for his next start, which is currently slated for Sunday at home versus Houston.

Twins' Michael Pineda: Set to start Tuesday

Pineda (forearm) threw a successful bullpen session Sunday and is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Yankees, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Pineda was originally slated to start Sunday against the Royals, but forearm tightness for the right-hander ultimately led the Twins to call up Bailey Ober to take the hill for the series finale. Since he was able to get through his throwing session without incident, Pineda shouldn't face any major limitations when he returns to the rotation Tuesday on added rest.
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MLB notes: Updates on ex-Yankees pitchers Michael Pineda, Sonny Gray, Miguel Yajure

A quick roundup on some former New York Yankees pitchers:. Pineda, now pitching for the Minnesota Twins, is making his second start since returning from the injured list (abscess on his thigh). He gave up one run in six innings of work with eight strikeouts Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles. Pineda (3-2, 2.62 ERA) faces the Orioles again tonight.
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Michael Pineda starts as Twins seek to extend win streak over Orioles to 17 games

BALTIMORE — The Twins have beaten the Orioles 16 consecutive times, and Baltimore has lost 14 straight games entering today's meeting (6:05 p.m., BSN) at Camden Yards. The Orioles lost 21 in a row to start the 1988 season, setting a team record for futility. The 14 consecutive losses is second in team history.

Pregame notes: Michael Pineda on the hill; Nick Gordon sits again

BALTIMORE—Michael Pineda makes the start tonight against an Orioles team that’s lost 16 straight to the Twins. Pineda, somewhat quietly, is putting together a really strong season, and his performance during his time with Minnesota probably hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. In 217.1 IP with the Twins, the big...