Michael Pineda

#35 SP / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-7 Weight: 260 lb Age: 30 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Gives up five runs in loss

      Michael Pineda (4-4) gave up five runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out five through five innings to take the loss against the Royals on Sunday.Pineda threw a strike on 64 of his 92 pitches but continues to be too hittable. Opponents have a .310 average and a .552 slugging percentage against his slider this season, and Hunter Dozier blasted the slider for a three-run shot in the third inning. Pineda will look for better results in his next start Saturday against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Delivers quality start

      Michael Pineda didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's marathon extra-innings win over the Red Sox, giving up one run on five hits and a walk over six innings while striking out five.The right-hander delivered his first quality start in June and sixth of the season, although Pineda's contributions were a distant memory by the time the game wrapped up in the 17th inning. He'll carry a 4.76 ERA and 62:14 K:BB through 75.2 innings into his next outing Sunday in Kansas City.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Strong across 5.2 innings

      Michael Pineda allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out four across 5.2 innings Thursday against the Mariners. He didn't factor into the decision.Pineda started the game in particularly strong form, generating all four of his strikeouts in the first two frames. He remained effective until the sixth inning, when he allowed a single and walk with two outs prior to being pulled. While Pineda has an unimpressive 5.04 ERA across 69.2 innings for the season, he's been strong in his return from a brief stint on the injured list, allowing four earned runs across 10.2 innings.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: No-decision in return

      Michael Pineda didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 6-3 win over the Tigers, allowing three runs on eight hits over five innings while striking out three.The time off he got to deal with knee tendinitis didn't help improve Pineda's performance much, as he gave up three or more runs for the 10th straight start. The right-hander will carry a 5.34 ERA and 53:11 K:BB through 64 innings into his next outing Wednesday, at home against the Mariners.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Activated ahead of start

      Michael Pineda (knee) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Friday against the Tigers, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.Pineda missed the minimum 10 days with right knee tendinitis, skipping just a single start. He owns a poor 5.34 ERA through 11 starts this season, with his 20.3 percent strikeout rate tied for his career low. Devin Smeltzer was optioned to Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Could rejoin rotation Friday

      Michael Pineda (knee) could be activated from the injured list to start Friday's series opener against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.While nothing has been confirmed at this point, Pineda is eligible to return from the 10-day injured list Friday, and the Minnesota Twins currently have their starter for that game listed as TBA. Pineda's stay on the shelf was never expected to be extensive, so even if he doesn't rejoin the Twins on Friday, his return likely isn't far behind. Prior to landing on the shelf, Pineda posted a 5.34 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 50:11 K:BB in 59 innings (11 starts).

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Long absence not expected

      Michael Pineda's placement on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis is considered a maintenance issue, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.Manager Rocco Baldelli said that he expects Pineda to miss roughly 10 days, so it sounds as though he'll only have to miss one start. Devin Smeltzer was called up to take his place in the rotation.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Lands on IL after start

      The Minnesota Twins placed Michael Pineda on the 10-day injured list Tuesday due to right knee tendinitis.The roster move comes as a surprise after Pineda didn't appear to be in any obvious discomfort while submitting his fourth consecutive quality start (three runs allowed over six innings) in Monday's loss to the Brewers. He won't be eligible to return from the IL until June 7, but off days Wednesday and June 3 could allow the Twins to get by with a truncated rotation in the short term. It's worth noting, however, that the Twins called up Devin Smeltzer from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move and will have him start Tuesday's game, perhaps signaling that the originally scheduled starter, Martin Perez, is not fully healthy either.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Registers another quality start

      Michael Pineda yielded three runs on three hits while striking out six over six innings Monday in a no-decision against Milwaukee.Pineda allowed all three of his runs in the third inning and managed to exit the contest with a one-run advantage, but the Brewers would strike for two in the eighth inning to take the lead. Following a few shaky outings in the first month of the season, the 30-year-old right-hander has turned in four consecutive quality starts, though he owns a 5.34 ERA with 50 punchouts across 59 innings.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Tosses third straight quality start

      Michael Pineda (4-3) earned the win against the Angels on Tuesday, throwing six innings and giving up three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three.The outing began roughly for Pineda as he allowed three runs in the first two innings, but he then settled down to hold the Angels scoreless the rest of the way. In doing so, he earned his third quality start in as many outings after garnering only one in his first seven starts. He'll look to continue the string of effective appearances Monday when he faces the Brewers in an interleague matchup.