Pineda set for season-ending surgery Tuesday
Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda has been diagnosed with an anterior labral tear of his right shoulder and is scheduled to undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday.
Pineda will have a labral repair procedure performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. David Altchek will perform the procedure, assisted by Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Pineda is expected to miss a full calendar year. He could be back on a big league mound in May 2013.
Cashman said that in no way does he believe the Yankees received damaged goods from the Mariners, calling Pineda a “fully healthy” player at the time of the January trade.