Michael Pineda scratched from start, placed on disabled list with arm injury

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UPDATE: Pineda has been placed on the disabled list with what the Yankees are calling a right flexor forearm muscle strain.

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Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda has been scratched from tonight’s scheduled start with a forearm injury, according to Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes.

Pineda began the season 5-0 with a 2.72 ERA, but has a 4.77 ERA in his last 12 starts dating back to mid-May. He also has a lengthy history of arm problems, missing all of 2012 and 2013, so there’s a lot of reason to worry.

His most recent start was Friday against the Twins and Pineda struggled, allowing five runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings.