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First Pitch: Yanks-Rays role reversal

Suddenly and swiftly, the Yankees are the ones with the young pitching, while the Rays have question marks in their rotation. The Yankees have had 25-year-olds Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda become two of the biggest stories of the early going in all of baseball. The Rays have been hurt by injury after injury to their r, making their favorite status in the AL East a little tenuous. They have watched as 24-year-old Matt Moore and 27-year-old Jeremy Hellickson have needed elbow surgery.

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New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda on his strong start against the Cubs

Following the Yankees' doubleheader sweep of the Cubs, Michael Pineda talked to the media about his strong performance in game 2 and how he has felt on the season so far. Subscribe for daily videos on YES Network: http://yesnet.me/10FUHE2 Follow YES Ne

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi on his team's doubleheader sweep of the Cubs

Following Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader, Joe Girardi talked to the media about Michael Pineda's strong outing, the entire staff's big day, and how important the sweep was. Subscribe for daily videos on YES Network: http://yesnet.me/10FUHE2 Follow Y

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The Yankees shut out the Cubs in a doubleheader sweep

SNY's GEICO SportsNite has post game reaction from Joe Girardi and Michael Pineda after the New York Yankees shut out the Chicago Cubs in a doubleheader sweep.

Boston Herald

Time to get grip on things

NEW YORK — Michael Pineda’s not a cheater. Neither is Clay Buchholz.Nobody’s cheating, and if they are, it’s with a lower-case “c.’’The Bronx Goo-gate that broke out here Thursday night was made-for-TV, tailor-made for the fan who sees faces on photos from Mars or the visage of Mary Magdalene in the coffee grinds at the bottom of a cup.

Boston Herald

The Bronx goo: Players, managers caught in murky mess

NEW YORK — The Red Sox insisted L’Affaire BullFrog was no big deal, but they had a slightly harder time pardoning Michael Pineda last night.They said all the right things after a 4-1 loss to the Yankees that was overshadowed — kind of literally — by the foreign substance slathered all over Pineda’s right hand and left arm.The Yankees right-hander either sweats pine tar as part of his recovery from shoulder surgery or he brought a little something extra to the mound, with cameras catching clear evidence of it over the first four innings.

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Notes: Tex may return soon, but not Ryan

NEW YORK -- When he wasn't answering questions about Targate (AKA PineGate), the TV-created "issue" involving what was on Michael Pineda's palm last night, he was giving updates on his bullpen and two of his three injured players, Mark Teixeira and Brendan Ryan. Girardi said he believed Teixeira, out with a calf strain, would be back by May 1. But the news on Ryan, out since spring training with what is officially being called a "cervical spine nerve injury," isn't even close to good.

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Game 5 lineups: Pineda's turn

TORONTO -- Michael Pineda has not thrown to major league hitters in a real game since Sept. 21, 2011, so it would only be natural, Joe Girardi says, for the 25-year-old right-hander to be "a little anxious" before heading out to face the Toronto Blue Jays today (1:07 p.m., YES Network). But it certainly didn't appear that way this morning as Pineda sat quietly at his locker, ear buds in, oblivious to the swirl of activity in the Yankees' clubhouse as it was announced that Mark Teixeira's hamstring strain would land him on the disabled list for at least 15 days.

Seattle Times

Ex-Mariner Michael Pineda earns spot in Yankees rotation

Michael Pineda is set to return to the majors — as the fifth starter in the New York Yankees’ rotation. The former Mariner missed the past two seasons after right-shoulder surgery.

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Pineda to No. 5, Tanaka to April 4

TAMPA, Fla. -- Joe Girardi has not officially announced it yet, but Michael Pineda has won the Yankees No. 5 starter's job, completing a successful comeback from major shoulder surgery in a little less than two years. Also, as I strongly speculated in a blog post on March 15, Masahiro Tanaka will be held back until Game 4 of the regular season, making his major-league debut against the Blue Jays in Toronto on April 4. This much could be gleaned from a cryptic but revealing conversation with Girardi following Ivan Nova's minor-league start at the Himes Complex on Monday morning.

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Morning notes: Another look at Pineda

TAMPA, Fla. -- It is nearly two years to the day since a puzzled and hurting Michael Pineda left the mound at George M. Steinbrenner Field, having been smacked around by the Philadelphia Phillies for six runs in less than three innings. Even more alarming, the numbers on the radar gun never topped 91 MPH, just months after he completed a rookie season in which his fastball averaged nearly 97 MPH, the highest in baseball. Major shoulder surgery followed, as did a long period of recovery, rehabilitation and to some extent, reinvention.