Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed that right-hander Michael Pineda will be out until at least September with the strained forearm that sent him to the disabled list last week.
Pineda has a lengthy history of arm problems, including spending all of 2012 and 2013 on the sidelines, so the Yankees are no doubt going to be conservative with his recovery timetable.
He got off to a great start this season, but Pineda has mostly struggled dating back to mid-May and has a 3.97 ERA in 19 starts overall. He logged 76 innings for the Yankees last season and that’s the extent of his big-league action since starting 28 games for the Mariners as a rookie in 2011.
Luis Severino’s stay in the rotation could be a long one.
Per The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said outfielder Giancarlo Stanton may be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. Stanton will “certainly” be activated on Thursday.
Stanton, 29, has appeared in all of nine games this season due to knee and calf injuries. The calf injury struck first during the opening week of the season. He wouldn’t return until June 18, then played in a whopping six games before a strained PCL in his right knee sent him back on the IL. But if there was ever a time for Stanton to make his triumphant return, it’s right before what the Yankees hope is a deep postseason run.
In the nine games Stanton has appeared in this season, spanning 38 trips to the plate, he has hit .290/.421/.419 with a double, a homer, seven RBI, and four runs scored.