Yankees waiting on Pineda results
The Michael Pineda saga has taken a strange turn, as the right-hander will be sent for a second opinion from Dr. David Altchek tomorrow in New York.
Pineda did have a dye contrast MRI today at the direction of Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, and the team is not ready to reveal those results. Presumably, Ahmad and Altchek will confer before an official announcement is made.
Joe Girardi said that Pineda’s agent oddly asked for a second opinion from Altchek, the Mets team physician, even before Ahmad gave the first opinion.
It seems fair to mention that none of this necessarily adds up to great news, whatever the diagnosis may be. Girardi said that the situation is “disappointing” and that the Yankees are proceeding as though they won’t have Pineda for a sizable amount of time.
“It’s not what you want,” Girardi said. “We thought we were going to get a power pitcher that pitched very well and we believed had a very huge upside. Right now, we don’t have him, and right now I can’t tell you when we’re going to get him back.”