Pineda allowed two runs on four hits and three walks over four innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Saturday. He struck out four.
It looked like it might be a very short night for Pineda as he allowed a run on two hits and a walk before even recording an out. Devin Smeltzer was warming up to potentially replace Pineda early in the game, but Pineda rebounded and went on to retire five straight hitters to end his night. Pineda made five regular-season starts after returning from suspension, posting a 3.38 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 25:7 K:BB in 26.2 innings, and he did not allow a single home run all year. The 31-year-old is in line to start the third playoff game for Minnesota; he could potentially work in tandem with Rich Hill early on in the postseason.
Pineda (2-0) earned the win over the Cubs on Saturday, pitching five innings and allowing one run on four hits and no walks.
Pineda only struck out one but was nonetheless effective, holding Chicago to a single run to pick up his second victory of the campaign. Since returning to the mound on Sept. 1, the veteran right-hander has posted a 3.18 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 22.2 innings covering four starts. That has allowed him to stake a claim in Minnesota's rotation, though it's not yet clear how the Twins will line their starters up for the three-game opening round of the playoffs. Pineda will have one more tuneup prior to the postseason, currently scheduled for Friday at home against the Reds.
Pineda allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk over 4.2 innings Sunday, striking out eight in the win over Cleveland. He did not factor in the decision.
Pineda wasn't especially effective Sunday, needing 98 pitches to get through just 4.2 innings. He yielded an RBI single to Carlos Santana in the first inning before another two runs scored in the third. The veteran right-hander owns a 3.57 ERA in 17.2 innings this season. Pineda will look for his second win when he takes on the Cubs in Chicago on Saturday.
Pineda (1-0) picked up the win Monday against Detroit, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks across seven innings. He struck out eight.
After notching a quality start in his season debut Sept. 1, Pineda was even better Monday against the Tigers. Detroit pushed a run across in the fourth and added one more in the seventh, but the right-hander was nearly flawless outside of those two innings. The 31-year-old has allowed just three runs across 13 innings, while posting a strong 12:3 K:BB. He will take a 2.77 ERA and 0.92 WHIP into his next start, which figures to come either over the weekend vs. the Indians or early in the following series against the White Sox.
Pineda is slated to make his next start at home in Monday's series finale with the Tigers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Pineda returned from a suspension to make his season debut Tuesday, working six innings and giving up two runs en route to taking a non-decision against the White Sox. Despite an off day Thursday that would have allowed the Twins to temporarily keep all of their starters on four days' rest, manager Rocco Baldelli will instead opt for a bullpen game for one half of Friday's doubleheader with Detroit. That will result in Pineda missing out on his second start of the week Sunday, and the right-hander may need a strong showing Monday to maintain a permanent rotation spot. Minnesota could get Jake Odorizzi (abdomen) back from the injured list as soon as next week, and his return would likely prompt Baldelli to move one of Pineda or Randy Dobnak to the bullpen in order to keep a five-man rotation intact.
Pineda hurled six innings against the White Sox on Tuesday, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four. He did not factor in the decision.
Pineda returned to the mound following a 60-game suspension for taking a banned diuretic and was able to toss 81 pitches (57 strikes) over six frames. He gave up a pair of runs in the first inning but settled down thereafter to retire 14 of the final 18 batters he faced. The right-hander was a key part of Minnesota's rotation last season prior to his suspension, and he figures to play a similar role down the stretch. His next test will come at home against Detroit on Sunday.
Pineda (suspension) was reinstated to the active roster Tuesday and will make his scheduled start against the White Sox.
Pineda missed the tail end of last year and over half of this season after being suspended for taking a banned diuretic. He should be a useful part of the Twins' rotation down the stretch, as he's coming off a season in which he posted a 4.01 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 26 starts.
Pineda (suspension) will be reinstated to the active roster and will start Tuesday's game against the White Sox, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Pineda's 60-game suspension will come to an end Tuesday, and the Twins will waste no time breaking the right-hander back into their rotation. According to Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com, Pineda threw 71 pitches in a simulated game at the Twins' alternate training site two weeks ago, so he shouldn't face any major restrictions with his workload in his first start of 2020.
Pineda (suspension) won't be eligible to return until Tuesday due to Minnesota's missed games earlier in the week, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Pineda was suspended 80 games (reduced to 60 games upon appeal) last September for taking a banned diuretic. He isn't eligible to join the Twins until after the club's 36th game of 2020, since he already served the first 24 games of the ban in 2019. The Twins rescheduled Friday's rainout of a doubleheader later in the season, so Pineda will have to wait one more game to be eligible to return. He's expected to join the rotation as early as Tuesday.
Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said Tuesday that Pineda (suspension) is expected to join Minnesota's rotation next week, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
After having the 80-game suspension he received last September reduced to 60 games earlier this year following an appeal, Pineda isn't eligible to join the Twins until after the club's 36th game of 2020, since he already served the first 24 games of the ban in 2019. While he's been serving the suspension, Pineda has been pitching at Minnesota's alternate training camp, and Falvey said the right-hander has reached 94 miles per hour with his fastball. With Jake Odorizzi on the injured list, Pineda should be set for a regular spot in the rotation in the short term, though he may be subject to a restricted pitch count initially.
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.
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," 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.
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 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.
Pineda (suspension) agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/26||vs CIN||W 7-3||0||0||0||4.0||4||2||3||4|
|09/19||@ CHC||W 8-1||1||0||0||5.0||4||1||0||1|
|09/13||vs CLE||W 7-5||0||0||0||4.2||8||3||1||8|
|09/07||vs DET||W 6-2||1||0||0||7.0||3||2||2||8|
|09/01||vs CHW||W 3-2||0||0||0||6.0||6||2||1||4|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AA-West Tenn Diamond Ja||77.0||13||13||0||8||1||0||78||17||67||2.22||1.091|
|2018||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||6.0||2||2||0||0||0||0||4||0||7||1.50||1.167|
|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||4.0||1||0||0||1||0||0||2||2||2||2.25||1.000|