The Seattle Mariners traded the promising Michael Pineda away to the New York Yankees along with Jose Campos for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi. It was a strange move for Seattle at the time, as Pineda had made the All-Star team as a replacement in his first season.
It's not looking quite as strange anymore.
Michael Pineda has a tear in his right labrum. #ouch— Jason A. Churchill (@ProspectInsider) April 25, 2012
Pineda had missed the start of the season with tendinitis, but now it looks as if he'll be out for far longer. Torn labrums take a long time to recover from; he could be out a year and it might be awhile before he returns to form.
Word is, the tear is fairly severe. If that is the case, he's done. Be surprised if he is ever anything more than a back-end guy.— Jason A. Churchill (@ProspectInsider) April 25, 2012
Did the Mariners know anything about Pineda's health status before they made their trade? They've clearly denied that there would be any issues.
#mariners gm jack zduriencik texted me march 31 to respond about pineda's soundness: "We had no concerns at all''— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) April 25, 2012
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