Michael Pineda, Starting Pitcher, New York Yankees, #35

Date of Birth: 1/18/1989
Birthplace: Yaguate, Dominican Republic
Current Salary: $7,400,000

Michael Pineda, starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, first signed with the Seattle Mariners in December, 2005, when he was just 16 years old. He played in the minor leagues from 2006 through 2010, finishing with 31 wins to 14 losses. He had elbow surgery in 2009 that limited his playing time that season.

In 2011, Pineda joined the Mariners' starting rotation. He pitched 171.0 innings in 28 games and he had a 9-10 record with 173 strikeouts to 55 walks and a 3.74 ERA.

Pineda was traded to the Yankees in January, 2012. He was injured during Spring training in 2012 and he ended up having surgery in May that ended the season for him. He spent 2013 recuperating from his surgery and pitching in the minor leagues.

Pineda encountered problems again in 2014. First, he received a 10 game suspension in April for using pine tar. Then, during his suspension, he was injured and he spent a good part of the season on the DL. He finished the season with a 5-5 record, 59 strikeouts to 7 walks, and a 1.89 ERA in 76.1 innings in 13 games.

Pineda spent most of August, 2015, on the DL with a forearm muscle strain. He finished the 2015 season with a 12-10 record, 156 strikeouts to 21 walks, and a 4.37 ERA in 160.2 innings in 27 games.

In 2016, Pineda had a 4.82 ERA in 32 games. He finished the season with 6 wins to 12 losses and 207 strikeouts to 53 walks in 175.2 innings.

Career pitching statistics for Pineda through 2016 include:

  • 100 games played
  • 583.2 innings pitched
  • 32-37 win-loss record
  • 595 strikeouts to 136 walks
  • 3.99 ERA

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Michael Pineda
ESPN - Michael Pineda