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Yanks lose Pineda for year with labrum tear

ARLINGTON, Texas — Yankees RHP Michael Pineda will miss the season without pitching in a game because of a tear in the labrum of his right shoulder.

The Yankees said Pineda, 23, will have arthroscopic surgery Tuesday in New York and be out for about a year.

"It's a loss," manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday. "He was a guy that we were counting on this year. We traded for him, and unfortunately he's hurt."

New York acquired Pineda from Seattle in January, giving up top catching prospect Jesus Montero to get the All-Star.

Pineda felt weakness in his shoulder during an extended spring training game Saturday, which came three weeks after he had problems in a spring start.

In other Yankees news, LHP Andy Pettitte allowed three earned runs and seven singles in five-plus innings for Double-A Trenton in his third minor-league start then said he needed to build more strength.

CRAWFORD CHECKS ELBOW: Red Sox LF Carl Crawford, the former Rays All-Star, will visit noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his sore left elbow and is out indefinitely, ESPN reported. Crawford hasn't played after offseason left wrist surgery.

DIVERSITY STUDY: Major League Baseball received its fourth straight A for race hiring in an annual report by Richard Lapchick's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida. MLB's grade for gender hiring fell to C+ from B- last year and a B in 2010.

PITCHER PLOTS RETURN: Former Tigers RHP Jeremy Bonderman, 29, had elbow ligament replacement surgery to help him attempt to make a comeback next spring.

A'S: CF Coco Crisp continues to suffer symptoms from an inner-ear infection and likely will sit out until at least Friday. … RH reliever Rich Thompson was designated for assignment less than a week after being claimed off waivers from the Angels.

DODGERS: RH reliever Matt Guerrier went on the disabled list with elbow tendinitis. LHP Michael Antonini was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque.

GIANTS: Former Ray Aubrey Huff went on the 15-day disabled list while he received treatment for an anxiety attack. He might rejoin the team this weekend.

INDIANS: RF Shin-Soo Choo sat out with an injury to his left hamstring.

NATIONALS: An MRI exam on 3B Ryan Zimmerman's right shoulder showed inflammation but no structural damage.

ORIOLES: LHP Tsuyoshi Wada will get a second opinion on his ailing left elbow from orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum.

PADRES: RHP Dustin Moseley had surgery to repair the labrum and rotator cuff in his right shoulder and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

ROYALS: CF Lorenzo Cain aggravated his groin strain during his minor-league rehab and won't come off the disabled list Friday as planned. … RH reliever Jeremy Jeffress was optioned to Triple-A Omaha, and LHP Tommy Hottovy was recalled.

TWINS: 2B Chris Parmelee was beaned by Red Sox LHP Justin Thomas in the sixth inning and had to leave the game.

WHITE SOX: RH reliever Jesse Crain, who hasn't pitched since Friday, has an oblique injury and is day to day.

Yanks lose Pineda for year with labrum tear 04/25/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:54pm]
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