Yankees’ Michael Pineda Has Shoulder Tear; Will Miss 2012 Season

April 25, 2012 12:00 AM

Yankees’ Michael Pineda Has Shoulder Tear; Will Miss 2012 Season
" NEW YORK (WFAN) - The Yankees have announced that Michael Pineda has an anterior labral tear on his right shoulder, and will miss the entire 2012 season.

He’s scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the MRI taken at the time of Pineda’s trade from the Mariners showed no signs of a shoulder tear. Another MRI taken this spring produced similar results.

Cashman told reporters that he believes the injury occurred during the last pitch of his last rehab outing.

“In no way do I believe the Seattle Mariners had any knowledge [of the injury],” Cashman said. “He was a fully healthy player when we acquired him "

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