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Yankees' Pineda nearing rehab

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Yankees RHP Michael Pineda is scheduled to pitch two innings in an extended spring training game in Tampa on Tuesday, increasing the possibility that he'll start a rehab assignment soon.

Pineda, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 6 with a shoulder muscle injury, threw 28 pitches of live batting practice Saturday at the Tampa facility. If Tuesday's outing goes well, Pineda could begin a rehab stint in the minors or pitch in another extended spring game.

"They might do another extended spring start just because you can control it more," manager Joe Girardi said Sunday. "Just depending on what they want to do."

Pineda, who missed the past two seasons due to major shoulder surgery, was caught with a foreign substance on his neck April 23 and banned 10 games. He then got hurt while throwing a simulated game April 29.

"As long as he has no setbacks, you get going pretty quickly here," Girardi said.

Also Sunday, the Yankees got 2B Brian Roberts back in the lineup after he fouled a pitch off his right knee Friday. Roberts rested during New York's 4-3 win in 10 innings on Saturday.

Girardi said OF Carlos Beltran will attempt some dry swings in New York on Monday. Beltran is out with a bone spur in his right elbow that could require surgery.

ANGELS: RHP Matt Shoemaker was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake. LHP Wade LeBlanc was recalled from Salt Lake to join the starting rotation.

INDIANS: 2B Jason Kipnis, on the disabled list since May 2 with an oblique injury, is on track to be activated Tuesday.

ORIOLES: 1B Chris Davis went on paternity leave to join his wife, Jill, who is expecting their first child. He is expected to return Tuesday.

PHILLIES: 3B Cody Asche went on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring.

RED SOX: 1B Mike Napoli went on the 15-day DL with a sprained left finger. Napoli has been playing with an injured fourth finger, along with nagging hamstring and calf issues.

ROCKIES: SS Troy Tulowitzki said he avoided an injury when he hit his left foot on his backswing late in the game against the Braves.

TIGERS: 1B Miguel Cabrera left in the seventh inning with a right hamstring cramp.

TWINS: OF Chris Colabella, hitless in his past 23 at bats, was sent to Triple-A Rochester.

Yankees' Pineda nearing rehab 05/25/14 [Last modified: Sunday, May 25, 2014 9:49pm]
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