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Michael Pineda Likely to Undergo Tommy John Surgery on Elbow Injury

Michael Pineda Likely to Undergo Tommy John Surgery on Elbow Injury

This is a huge blow for Pineda, who has been recommended Tommy John surgery. He has started to shift that narrative, but any time something goes wrong, it will be cause for extra concern given his long list of injuries, including not being able to pitch at all in 2012-13.

ESPN is reporting and Yankees GM, Brian Cashman, has confirmed that Michael Pineda will have season-ending Tommy John surgery to fix Pineda's flexor muscle strain and the partial tear in the UCL ligament.

The Yankees' second half is off to a miserable start - and they haven't even taken the field. The 28-year-old is scheduled to become a free agent in the winter, and this will obviously severely limit his value on the open market.

Previous year marked the first time Pineda hit the 30-start barrier in his career. This season, he is 8-4 with a 4.39 ERA, but he has struggled.

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Interestingly, however, that same year Muguruza went on to reach the Wimbledon finals, losing a tight match to Serena Williams . Then, at the Australian Open in January, Williams reached the final, where she lost to - yes, you guessed it - her sister.

The Yankees have lost 17 of their last 25 games.

The Yankees options to fill his place in the rotation include Luis Cessa and Bryan Mitchell or minor leaguer Chance Adams.

Brian Cashman must be thinking he's been bitten by a snake, but this life in baseball.