Michael Pineda has been diagnosed with a right anterior labral tear and will have surgery next Tuesday, May 1.
Brian Cashman is going to host a conference call to give more details. Obviously this is bad news for the Yankees and their new young starter.
UPDATE: The basics of Cashmans conference call…
The Yankees believe Pineda can be ready to pitch in 12 months. They believe it can be fixed with a scope, which is key. The rotator cuff is not damaged.
This injury never showed up in previous MRIs, and the Yankees believe something very minor blew up into this during that 15-pitch rehab start. What he has now would have shown up on any MRI.
The Yankees are confident the Mariners knew nothing about this. Pineda has never had should issues before.