Michael Pineda

#35 SP / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-7 Weight: 260 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Suspension shorter than thought

      Michael Pineda will miss the first 36 games, not the 39 originally believed, as Minnesota's three playoff games last season counted for his 60-game suspension, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.Pineda was suspended 80 games in early September for taking a banned diuretic. The suspension was later reduced to 60 games after he argued it was not being used as a masking agent for a performance-enhancing drug, and he served the first 21 games of the penalty last season. A recent clarification from the league showed Minnesota's playoff games counted in his suspension. He will be eligible for a playoff roster in 2020. While three more games could give Pineda an extra start, he still may make just a handful of starts this season, making it hard to justify rostering him in most fantasy formats.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Suspension remains in force

      Michael Pineda will miss the first 39 games of the 60-game regular season due to his drug suspension, Aaron Gleeman of TheAthletic.com reports. "Unfortunately for him, nothing is pro-rated," Minnesota Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said. "Michael will be part of our group, and ultimately count against our 60 (players in camp), but not be eligible and active."Pineda was suspended 80 games in early September for taking a banned diuretic. The suspension was later reduced to 60 games after he argued it was not being used as a masking agent for a performance-enhancing drug, and he served the first 21 games of the penalty last season. He will be eligible for a playoff roster. Pineda may make just a handful of starts this season, making it hard to justify rostering him in most fantasy formats.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: No suspension reduction

      If the 2020 season is less than 162 games due to the delay necessitated by the COVID-19 epidemic, the recent agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Association on a reduced season is believed to mean that Michael Pineda will still need to serve the remaining 39 games of his drug suspension, Skor North 1500 KSTP-AM Minneapolis reports.Pineda's fantasy value would decline as a result as he would have missed only 39 of 162 games and returned in mid-May under a full-season schedule. With a shortened season, however, he could now miss from one-third to one-half of the campaign. Pineda was suspended 80 games in early September for taking a banned diuretic. The suspension was later reduced to 60 games after he argued it was not being used as a masking agent for a performance-enhancing drug, and he served the first 21 games of the penalty last season.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Headed back to Minnesota

      Michael Pineda (suspension) agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.Pineda became a free agent at the beginning of November after failing to receive a qualifying offer from the Twins, but he'll head right back to Minnesota following Thursday's signing. He'll be required to miss the first month of the 2020 campaign after being slapped with an 80-game ban in September of 2019 for taking a banned substance.

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      Michael Pineda: Doesn't receive qualifying offer

      Michael Pineda (suspension) did not receive a qualifying offer from the Twins ahead of Monday's deadline, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.Pineda was a potential candidate for the offer after posting a 4.01 ERA in 26 starts last season, though the PED suspension which will cost him over a month to start the 2020 campaign certainly didn't help his chances. He'll now be free to sign anywhere without a draft-pick penalty attached.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Hit with PED ban

      Michael Pineda was suspended 60 games Saturday for taking a banned substance, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.Pineda was originally hit with an 80-game ban, though the sentence was reduced on appeal after he made a compelling case that the banned diuretic found in his system was not being used as a masking agent for a performance-enhancing drug. The failed test still casts a bit of doubt on the validity of his solid 4.01 ERA in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, his best showing in that category since 2014. Pineda will miss the rest of this season and the playoffs as well as the first month and change of the 2020 campaign.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Whiffs 10 in no-decision

      Michael Pineda allowed one run on four hits and a pair of walks while striking out 10 over six innings but settled for a no-decision Friday versus the Indians.Pineda was very effective, tallying double-digit strikeouts for the first time this season. The only damage on his line came from a Francisco Lindor solo shot in the third inning. Pineda lowered his ERA to 4.01 with a 1.16 WHIP and 140:28 K:BB in 146 innings spanning 26 starts. He'll take the hill against the Nationals in Thursday's interleague matchup.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Strikes out nine in win

      Michael Pineda (11-5) punched out nine with one walk and five hits while allowing two runs across six innings to earn a victory against the Tigers on Sunday.The 30-year-old has been racking up the wins and strikeouts lately. He's won five of his last six outings, and over his most recent two starts, Pineda has 17 strikeouts in 11 frames. Pineda is 11-5 with a 4.11 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 130 strikeouts in 140 innings this season. He will start next in a key matchup against the Indians at home Friday.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Fans eight in 10th win

      Michael Pineda (10-5) picked up the win in Tuesday's 3-1 victory over the White Sox, giving up one run on four hits and a walk over five innings while striking out eight.A Tim Anderson solo shot in the fourth inning was the right-hander's only real mistake -- all the other Chicago hits were singles -- but Pineda still barely lasted long enough to qualify for the win, needing 89 pitches (60 strikes) to complete five frames. He'll carry a 4.16 ERA and 121:25 K:BB through 134 innings into his next start Sunday in Detroit.

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      Twins' Michael Pineda: Picks up ninth win

      Michael Pineda (9-5) earned the win against the White Sox on Tuesday, hurling seven innings and giving up four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out four.Three of the four runs scored against Pineda came via home run, but the 30-year-old otherwise limited the damage against him by giving up only six hits and not issuing a walk. He was efficient in needing only 88 pitches to complete seven innings and was frequently ahead in the count, tossing first-pitch strikes to 21 of 26 hitters. Pineda owns a 4.26 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 113:24 K:BB in 129 innings this season and will face the White Sox again -- this time in Chicago -- when he makes his next scheduled start Tuesday.