Pinder was transferred to the 60-day DL on Monday. The move is simply a formality, as it frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for Aroldis Chapman, who was activated from his suspension Monday. Pinder will miss the entire 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last month.
Pinder will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports. After being diagnosed with a UCL tear in his throwing elbow on Saturday, Yankees coach Joe Girardi confirmed Monday that Pinder will require ligament replacement surgery. The 27-year-old righty will miss the rest of the 2016 season as he rehabilitates his elbow.
Pinder (elbow) was diagnosed with a UCL tear in his throwing elbow Saturday, Brendan Kuty of the Star-Ledger reports. This is the situation Pinder was hoping to avoid when he was placed on the DL earlier in the week with what was initially called an elbow strain. Neither he nor the team have commented on whether Tommy John surgery will be necessary, but even if it's not, Pinder figures to face a fairly lengthy recovery timeline. Expect more details to emerge over the next couple of days.
Pinder has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right elbow strain retroactive to Thursday. Pinder was recently recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, pitching in just one inning against the A's on Wednesday, in which he gave up two runs on three hits and a walk. With Pinder out, the Yankees recalled Nick Goody from Triple-A to provide some bullpen depth moving forward.
Pinder was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Pinder will take the spot of Tyler Olson, who was optioned back to Triple-A on Saturday after throwing 2.2 innings in Friday's loss to Seattle. The 27-year-old Pinder, who appeared in 25 games for New York last season, has allowed two hits while striking out eight over 5.0 Triple-A innings thus far in 2016.