Pindea (elbow) is slated to make three starts for Triple-A Rochester prior to returning from the disabled list, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Pineda is making substantial progress on his way back from Tommy John surgery, as he tossed three shutout innings during his latest rehab assignment at High-A Fort Myers. He'll advance to Triple-A for three outings before eventually returning to the Twins, likely at the beginning of September.
Pineda (elbow) threw three scoreless innings in a rehab appearance for High-A Fort Myers on Saturday. He struck out three and gave up five hits. Pineda continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's now thrown five scoreless innings over a pair of rehab appearances. He continues to make good progress and appears likely to get the chance to return to the big leagues before the end of the season.
Pineda (elbow) threw two scoreless innings for the Gulf Coast League Twins on Monday, striking out three while allowing one hit and one walk. Pineda was sharp in his first game action since undergoing Tommy John Surgery last July. He's in line for an extensive rehab assignment given the length of his absence, but barring any setbacks, there's a chance he could make his 2018 big-league debut sometime in September.
Pineda (elbow) will begin his rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on Monday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Pineda has been out of action since undergoing Tommy John surgery last July. The lengthy absence will mean he'll need quite a few rehab appearances, but beginning that period now means he'll have a chance to pitch in the big leagues in September.
Pineda (elbow) is set to throw two innings during his first rehab start with the Twins' Gulf Coast League affiliate Aug. 6, and remains on schedule for a return to the big leagues in September, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Pineda will throw a second simulated game in the near future as he continues to build up his arm following Tommy John surgery last July. His date with the club's GCL team in early August will mark the beginning of what is expected to be a month-long rehab assignment, which will determine whether he's able to pitch for Minnesota this season.
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