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35 Michael Pineda SP

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

June 17, 2021 11:40 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Could begin throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (forearm) could throw a bullpen session the next few days, manager Rocco Baldelli told MLB.com.

Pineda traveled with the team on the current road trip, which may be a sign he's making progress. Pineda was removed from Sunday's game against the Astros due to right forearm tightness.

June 14, 2021 07:52 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Will require trip to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Pineda suffered the injury during his last start Sunday against Houston, and the team will place him on the shelf as a precaution. Kenta Maeda was activated from the IL and will rejoin the rotation Monday, and Randy Dobnak could fill in as the fifth starter while Pineda returns to health.

June 13, 2021 06:12 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Could require IL stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (forearm) will likely miss at least one turn through the rotation, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Pineda was removed from Sunday's game against the Astros due to right forearm tightness, and manager Rocco Baldelli said after the game that the right-hander will likely require "a little break." Baldelli isn't yet sure how long the 32-year-old will need to rest, but it sounds as though the Twins will use a cautious approach to prevent a more serious issue. Randy Dobnak (finger) could be a candidate to join the rotation if his fingernail issue doesn't force him to miss additional time.

June 13, 2021 05:12 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Forearm tightness resurfaces
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda was removed from his start Sunday against the Astros with right forearm tightness, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He allowed three runs on six hits and one walk across four innings (64 pitches) before exiting.

The forearm tightness that resulted in Pineda's start last week being pushed back has re-emerged, though it's not yet clear if the issue is worse this time around, or if manager Rocco Baldelli pulled him merely as a precaution. He'll likely be further evaluated over the next day or two before the Twins make a ruling on his status for his upcoming start in Texas next weekend. Randy Dobnak came on for Pineda in relief and would likely be the top candidate to rejoin the rotation if a replacement is needed.

June 9, 2021 02:20 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Tosses 4.1 frames in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda did not factor in the decision in Tuesday's start against the Yankees, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks over 4.1 innings. He struck out two.

After having his start pushed back two days due to forearm tightness, Pineda looked great in keeping New York off the scoreboard for four innings Tuesday. However, the Yankees got to him in the fifth, putting four straight runners on base -- two via hit and two via walk -- with one out to force the right-hander out of the contest after only 76 pitches. The good news is that Pineda seemingly came out of the contest without aggravating the forearm issue, so he should be ready to go for his next start, which is currently slated for Sunday at home versus Houston.

June 6, 2021 05:36 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Set to start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (forearm) threw a successful bullpen session Sunday and is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Yankees, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pineda was originally slated to start Sunday against the Royals, but forearm tightness for the right-hander ultimately led the Twins to call up Bailey Ober to take the hill for the series finale. Since he was able to get through his throwing session without incident, Pineda shouldn't face any major limitations when he returns to the rotation Tuesday on added rest.

June 6, 2021 04:36 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Will miss Sunday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (forearm) will not make his scheduled start Sunday against the Royals, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

The big righty pitched through forearm soreness in his last start, but it was his shortest and least effective outing of 2021 to this point. No starter has been announced yet for Sunday, but Griffin Jax, a successful minor-league starter who was called up Saturday, may be called upon to pitch Sunday.

June 2, 2021 03:08 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Battling forearm issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda experienced some discomfort in his right forearm during his start in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Orioles, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. "I tried to compete and my forearm bothered me a little bit when I finished my pitches," Pineda said afterward. "That's it. Nothing is big. Hopefully, we can recover 100 percent and be ready for my next start."

Pineda first began experiencing forearm tightness following his previous start May 26 against Baltimore, but he said he felt fully healthy while warming up Tuesday. However, Pineda noted that he had trouble getting loose once on the mound, which may explain why he covered a season-low three innings and was lit up for five runs in the loss. While Pineda's comments about his own health are less than ideal, the Twins are seemingly planning on having him available to make his next start, which is set to come Sunday in Kansas City.

June 3, 2021 01:40 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Gives up five runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (3-3) was charged with the loss Tuesday at Baltimore after allowing five runs on seven hits with one strikeout and zero walks over three innings.

The 32-year-old delivered a quality start in his return from the injured list against the Orioles last week, but he was unable to replicate that success in his second straight start against the same opponent. Even so, Pineda has a 3.40 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 48:12 K:BB across 47.2 innings this season.

May 26, 2021 08:36 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Delivers strong start in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (3-2) earned the win Wednesday against the Orioles after giving up one run on three hits with eight strikeouts and two walks over six innings.

The 32-year-old returned from the 10-day injured list Wednesday and served up a solo homer to Trey Mancini during the first inning, but the right-hander blanked Baltimore over the following five frames. Pineda showed no ill effects from the thigh injury and has a 2.62 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 47:12 K:BB across 44.2 innings this season.

May 26, 2021 12:08 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Reinstated ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (thigh) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

Pineda will return to the mound as the starter in Wednesday's series finale against the Orioles. The right-hander underwent a procedure to remove an abscess on the inner part of his thigh in mid-May and was scratched from his last start as a result. Pineda has posted a 2.79 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 38.2 innings to begin the season.

May 23, 2021 07:04 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Slated to start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (thigh) is listed as the starter for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pineda was scratched from his last start after he underwent a procedure to remove an abscess on the inner part of his thigh and required time on the injured list. However, he'll return for the series finale at home against the Orioles following his relatively brief absence. The right-hander has posted a 3.31 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 16.1 innings across his last three starts.

May 19, 2021 12:52 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (thigh) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

Pineda underwent a procedure to remove an abscess in the inner part of his thigh after he was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday. The right-hander was initially expected to resume throwing Thursday, although it's not yet clear whether he'll do so now that he'll have additional time to recover. Right-hander Luke Farrell was recalled in a corresponding move, while Bailey Ober and Lewis Thorpe could fill in as starters while Pineda is sidelined.

May 19, 2021 12:16 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Could require IL stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (thigh) could require time on the injured list, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pineda was slated to start Tuesday's game against the White Sox but was pushed back after he underwent a thigh procedure. While the right-hander could resume throwing Thursday, the Twins could clear up a roster spot by placing Pineda on the injured list. Lewis Thorpe will start Game 1 of a doubleheader Thursday, while Bailey Ober could also remain in the rotation if Pineda misses time.

May 19, 2021 10:12 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Recovering from procedure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda is recovering from a thigh procedure and will resume throwing Thursday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

The procedure was to remove an abscess in the inner part of his thigh. The Twins will reevaluate Pineda after he throws Thursday to determine when he'll pitch next.

May 18, 2021 06:28 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Pushed off Tuesday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins scratched Pineda from his scheduled start Tuesday against the White Sox due for non-injury reasons, Steve Stone of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Minnesota will likely provide more of an explanation behind the decision to scratch Pineda later Tuesday, but even if he ends up being pushed back just one day, he'll still miss out on a two-start week. The Twins plan to call up Bailey Ober from Triple-A St. Paul to make his first big-league start.

May 14, 2021 11:56 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: More long ball issues Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (2-2) allowed three earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out seven across 5.1 innings Thursday, taking the loss against the White Sox.

Pineda allowed two solo home runs, one to Tim Anderson in the first inning and one to Jake Lamb in the third. Pineda had a good start to the season but has struggled recently, allowing six homers in his last four starts. The 32-year-old leads the Twins in ERA (2.79) and WHIP (1.01) in 38.2 innings. Pineda's next start will likely come Tuesday, once again versus the White Sox.

May 7, 2021 10:32 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda settled for a no-decision during Thursday's loss to the Rangers after giving up two runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts across six innings.

Pitching on an extra day of rest after getting hit in the wrist by a comebacker in his most recent start, Pineda showed no signs of slowdown with a sharp outing Thursday. The 32-year-old hiccupped only in the second inning, when all the damage against him occurred in the form of a solo home run by Joey Gallo and an RBI single by Isiah Kiner-Falefa. Otherwise, Pineda held Texas in check, leaving the game with a one-run lead after throwing 87 pitches (59 for strikes). Unfortunately, the bullpen couldn't hold on for the win. Pineda has now allowed two runs or fewer in five of his six starts this season. The right-hander will look to notch his third win of the year during his next projected start on the road Wednesday against the White Sox.

May 5, 2021 05:20 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Cleared for Thursday start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Pineda (wrist) will be ready to start Thursday's series finale against the Rangers, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pineda's sore right wrist apparently responded well to his between-starts throwing session Tuesday, so he'll be able to make his normal turn in the rotation on five days' rest Thursday. The 32-year-old righty has gotten off to an excellent start to the season, posting a 2.30 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 27:6 K:BB in 27.1 innings through his first five starts.

May 4, 2021 04:32 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Tentatively scheduled for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda, who was struck on the wrist by a comebacker in his most recent start, had his next start pushed from Wednesday and is tentatively scheduled to start Thursday against the Rangers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

It sounds like his right wrist swelled up after the outing, which affected his routine in between starts. Manager Rocco Baldelli said the "most likely scenario" is that Pineda starts Thursday, but the team will continue to see how his wrist responds Tuesday. Lewis Thorpe will make a spot start Wednesday.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
06/13vs HOUL 3-1414.06311
06/08vs NYYL 4-84.14222
06/01@ BALL 4-713.07501
05/26vs BALW 3-216.03128
05/13@ CHWL 2-415.14337
05/06vs TEXL 3-46.06215
04/30vs KCW 9-115.03125
Fantasy Points By Week
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021MIN343.701111000056.04925231001551
2020MIN203.3855000026.725101001725
2019MIN1154.0126260000146.0141686523528140
2018MIN00---0000000.00000000
2017NYY844.391717000096.310355472022192
2016NYY6124.8232320000175.7184989427653207
2015NYY12104.3727271000160.7176837821321156
2014NYY551.891313000076.356181650759
2013SEASON00---0000000.00000000
2012SEASON00---0000000.00000000
2011SEASON9103.7428280000171.0133767118555173
Total56504.0001591000908.386743340412422207903
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021MIN051650.8000100.2301.14323110.29
2020MIN021320.7000000.2471.20011111.14
2019MIN11181680.7000008.2531.15760010.73
2018MIN000---00000------0---
2017NYY0115771.5000115.2691.28741011.77
2016NYY11651401.2000207.2661.34975612.45
2015NYY01791331.3000004.2781.22666811.20
2014NYY076920.8000113.2000.8252907.43
2013SEASON000---00000------0---
2012SEASON000---00000------0---
2011SEASON11381920.7000009.2111.09969610.16
Total38638991.0052385236.2481.182376210.86
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2006R-Seattle 20.1830210147140.451.045
2007R-Seattle 59.0151206104811702.291.373
2008A-Wisconsin138.126211860128351091.961.043
2009AFA-High Desert 44.01080420486292.860.795
2009R-Azl Mariners 3.02200004020.000.667
2010AAA-Tacoma Rainiers 62.0121203307617544.791.145
2010AA-West Tenn Diamond Ja 77.0131308107817672.221.091
2013AFA-Tampa Yankees 8.12200007271.111.111
2013AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 23.1660110266183.901.039
2013AA-Trenton Thunder 9.02201008664.001.333
2014AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 7.222001011191.251.389
2015AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 4.21100003032.140.714
2015AA-Trenton Thunder 3.01100100046.001.333
2018ROK-GCL Twins 2.01100003110.001.000
2018AFA-Fort Myers Miracle 6.02200004071.501.167
2018AAA-Rochester Red Wings 4.01001002222.251.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-7/260
Birthdate:
01/18/1989
Age:
32
Hometown:
Yaguate, Dominican Republic
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
8