UPDATE: Pineda has been placed on the disabled list with what the Yankees are calling a right flexor forearm muscle strain.
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.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that the Braves and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría reunited on a one-year, $1 million contract.
Hechavarría, 30, began the season with the Mets but was released in mid-August and joined the Braves shortly thereafter. He enjoyed more success in Atlanta, albeit in a smaller sample size. In aggregate, Hechavarría hit .241/.299/.443 with nine home runs and 33 RBI over 221 trips to the plate. More importantly, he provided versatility with above-average defense.
The Braves are banking on Hechavarría doing more of the same in 2020 as a backup infielder. He will spell Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, Johan Camargo, and Austin Riley as needed.