Newly acquired Yankee starting pitcher Michael Pineda has been diagnosed with an anterior labral tear of his right shoulder and will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday, according to a report on the team’s website.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Pineda could be back on the mound in May 2013.
“There’s no way of spinning this as anything other than a very unfortunate circumstance that will certainly affect us here in 2012,” Cashman said. “And (it) may affect us going forward, but hopefully for the player’s sake, as well as our franchise’s sake—certainly, I was counting on this player—hopefully everything will go as well as you could possibly hope.”
Pineda, acquired in the offseason as part of a trade involving young slugger Jesus Montero did not pitch this season, but went 9-10 last year with a 3.74 ERA in 28 starts for Seattle.