Michael Pineda removed from extended spring training game

The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Pineda was removed from his extended spring training game early on account of a split fingernail. The Yankees' right-hander was making his final start before beginning a 30-day minor league rehab assignment. His arm is healthy and he will need a little time to let the nail heal, but he should be ready for his minor league assignment very soon.

Pineda was throwing a steady 93 mph in his last start, promising that his shoulder injury may not have sapped him of his velocity. If he is throwing 93 now, the hope is that he'll be able to up his velocity from there as he pitches more and builds up arm strength. If he starts his rehab in the first week of June he will be eligible to come off the disabled list in the beginning of July, however, Brian Cashman has stated that he needs to be pitching better than someone in big league rotation to deserve a call up.

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