Michael Pineda has a poor rehab outing

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Last week Michael Pineda tossed six shutout innings in a Double-A rehab start and looked to be close to making his MLB return. But yesterday he took a step back.

No reports of physical problems, but he looked awful yesterday lasting only three innings while allowing four runs on four hits and four walks. He gave up two home runs and only 32 of his 67 pitches were strikes.

His velocity was in the low 90s which is probably OK for him at this point, but he’s definitely showing uneven progress on the road back to the bigs.