The New York Yankees have placed Michael Pineda on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis, according to multiple reports. The right-hander had an MRI on Saturday morning after being lit up for six runs in two and two-thirds innings on Friday night.
With Pineda now out, Freddy Garcia has seized the final spot in the Yankees rotation and is expected to start the team's fifth game.
Pineda's pitch velocity had been a point of concern all spring training, but he had been adamant about his health before complaining of shoulder soreness after Friday's performance. The 23-year-old, who was acquired in a trade with the Seattle Mariners for Jesus Montero, normally reaches 95 to 97 MPH on the radar gun but had reportedly rarely topped 91 MPH during spring training.