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September 17, 2021 11:20 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Collects seventh win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (7-8) earned the win over Toronto on Friday. He allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 5.2 innings.

The right-hander wasn't at fault for Toronto's pair of runs in the second inning, but he did allow a solo home run to Vladimir Guerrero in the third. Pineda has won all three of his starts since returning from an oblique strain. He's at a 3.74 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 81:20 K:BB across 98.2 innings overall. The 32-year-old projects for a rematch at home versus Toronto next week.

September 11, 2021 11:12 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Five solid innings in win
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Pineda (6-8) threw five innings of one-run ball against Kansas City on Saturday, striking out three without a walk to earn the victory.

Pineda was making his first start since returning last week from an oblique strain. He pitched in relief in his first game back but was sufficiently stretched out to return to the rotation Saturday, and he responded with five strong innings while throwing 50 of his 72 pitches for strikes. An Andrew Benintendi RBI single in the fourth inning was the lone blemish on Pineda's line. Pineda owns a 3.87 ERA and 79:18 K:BB in 93 innings this season. He's lined up for a tough road matchup against the Blue Jays in his next scheduled start.

September 6, 2021 11:20 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Collects win in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (5-8) allowed two hits and a walk while striking out three in three innings to earn the win Monday versus Cleveland.

The right-hander returned from an oblique strain that kept him sidelined for three weeks. Pineda was able to get the win as a piggyback reliever following Bailey Ober, who allowed two runs in four innings in the contest. The 32-year-old Pineda threw 25 of his 44 pitches for strikes, so it's safe to say he's not built up to a traditional starter's workload after his absence. He has a 3.99 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 76:18 K:BB across 88 innings. It's unclear if he'll work as a traditional starter or a piggyback reliever in his next appearance, but Pineda lines up to pitch at some point during this weekend's home series versus Kansas City.

September 6, 2021 02:08 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Activated Monday
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The Twins reinstated Pineda from the 10-day injured list ahead of Monday's game in Cleveland, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

For the first time all season, Pineda is expected to make an appearance in relief Monday, when he'll be piggybacking starter Bailey Ober. Though Ober may work longer of the two, Pineda could have the better chance at factoring into any decision, given that he'll pitching later in the contest. Pineda was cleared to return from the IL without making a minor-league rehab appearance, after the oblique strain had sidelined him for about three weeks.

September 4, 2021 02:52 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Should return Monday
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Pineda (oblique) will return without a rehab assignment and piggyback Bailey Ober in his next start Monday in Cleveland, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

It sounds like Ober will start the game and Pineda will come in to relieve him, with the two pitchers combining for 6-to-7 innings. It's unclear if Pineda will continue to piggyback Ober or if he will then enter the rotation as a traditional starter to close out the year. Assuming Pineda follows Ober on Monday, it could be an opportunity for him to qualify for a win.

August 31, 2021 12:32 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Won't return this week
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The Twins don't plan to reinstate Pineda (oblique) from the 10-day injured list this week, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Pineda threw a 35-pitch bullpen session over the weekend and appears to be making good progress in his recovery from a left oblique strain, but the Twins may want to see him face hitters in a simulated game before signing off on activating him. While Pineda remains on the shelf, the Twins are expected to add two new starters to the mix this week in Joe Ryan (Wednesday against the Cubs) and Randy Dobnak (Friday against the Rays).

August 29, 2021 03:24 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Starts throwing
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Pineda (oblique) played catch Friday and was scheduled to throw a 35-pitch bullpen session Saturday, reports. His recovery is going "a little faster" than expected, according to manager Rocco Baldelli.

Pineda was placed on the injured list Aug. 14 and it was thought he could possibly miss the rest of the season. With his recent progress, he may be able to return in early September.

August 15, 2021 01:52 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda landed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

Pineda left his start Friday against the Rays with what was originally called side tightness, but the injury turned out to be serious enough to cost him at least one turn in the rotation. Exactly how much time he'll miss remains to be seen. Ralph Garza was recalled in a corresponding move.

August 14, 2021 08:04 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Likely heading to IL
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Pineda will likely require a trip to the injured list due to a strained oblique, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

Pineda was initially diagnosed with left side tightness after he left Friday's loss to the Rays, but manager Rocco Baldelli revealed after the game that the righty is dealing with a strain. The 32-year-old is expected to miss at least one turn through the rotation due to the injury, while Danny Coulombe and Beau Burrows could be candidates to start in his place.

August 13, 2021 09:48 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Diagnosed with side injury
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Pineda was diagnosed with left side tightness after he exited Friday's game against the Rays, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

Pineda's injury may have contributed to his struggles in Friday's start, as he allowed four runs on six hits and four walks while striking out three in 2.2 innings prior to his removal. The Twins haven't yet announced whether the right-hander will be able to make his next turn through the rotation, but he tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against Cleveland on Wednesday.

August 14, 2021 05:40 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Leaves game with trainer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda was removed from Friday's game against the Rays in the top of the third inning with an apparent injury, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

Pineda struggled early in Friday's start, as he gave up four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out three in 2.2 innings. He was then visited by a trainer and immediately removed, but the nature and severity of the injury aren't yet clear.

August 7, 2021 11:40 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Takes loss despite quality start
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Pineda (4-7) allowed two earned runs on seven hits while striking out three across six innings, taking the loss to the Astros on Saturday.

Pineda allowed just one extra-base hit on a fourth-inning solo home run by Yordan Alvarez. Unfortunately, the Twins' offense didn't provide any run support and Pineda took his third loss in his last five starts. The 32-year-old has a 3.83 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and a 7.7 K/9 in 82.1 innings this season. His next start is scheduled for Friday against the Rays.

August 1, 2021 09:00 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Takes loss in short outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (4-6) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks over four innings Sunday, striking out three and taking a loss against the Cardinals.

Pineda was given a 2-0 lead in the second inning but quickly gave it up when the Cardinals plated two runs in the third. He's now 1-4 with a 5.68 ERA and a 20:5 K:BB over his last seven starts. The 32-year-old has finished six innings in just one outing since the start of June. Pineda will carry a 3.89 ERA into next weekend's projected start in Houston.

July 27, 2021 09:52 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Settles for quality start Monday
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Pineda didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Tigers after allowing two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out six without walking a batter.

The right-hander blanked Detroit over five innings before Miguel Cabrera belted a two-run shot off him in the sixth. Pineda still came off the mound in line for his fifth win of the year, but an early exit by Taylor Rogers in the ninth due to a finger issue led to a blown save by Alex Colome. Pineda has five quality starts on the season to go along with a 3.86 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 64:16 K:BB through 72.1 innings.

July 22, 2021 02:28 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Earns win over White Sox
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Pineda (4-5) allowed one earned run on four hits and a walk while striking out three across five innings, earning the win over the White Sox on Wednesday.

Pineda surrendered two hits and a walk in the third inning, which led to the only run scored against him. He allowed just two runners to reach base safely in the other four innings pitched. His previous start was also against the White Sox, where he was blown up for five runs on 12 hits. Pineda fared better Wednesday and picked up his first win since May 26. The 32-year-old has a 3.93 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 66.1 innings.

July 8, 2021 01:04 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Takes loss in return to mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (3-5) was tagged with the loss Wednesday against the White Sox after giving up five runs on 12 hits while fanning four across 5.1 innings.

Pineda pitched into the sixth in his return and tossed 82 pitches, including 60 strikes. However, the White Sox often found a way to make contact with his deliveries and that resulted in the veteran allowing a season-high 12 hits en route to his fifth loss of the campaign. The right-hander has given up three or more runs in three of his last four outings and owns a 4.11 ERA ahead of the All-Star break next week.

July 7, 2021 11:44 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Reinstated prior to start
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Pineda (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's start against the White Sox, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

Pineda had been sidelined with forearm inflammation since June 14, but he was able to keep throwing throughout most of his rehab process. He allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out one in four innings during his lone rehab start at Triple-A St. Paul on July 1, and he'll now return to the major-league club for a final start before the All-Star break. Right-hander Griffin Jax was sent down in a corresponding move.

July 6, 2021 11:12 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Returning to start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (forearm) will be activated from the injured list and start Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The big righty has been out since June 14 with right forearm inflammation but will return to make one last start before the All-Star break. Pineda struggled in his May 13 outing against the White Sox, allowing two homers and three runs while walking three in 5.1 innings. Injuries have further depleted Chicago's lineup, though, so Pineda may find more success this time around.

July 5, 2021 02:36 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Won't need another rehab outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (forearm) is not expected to need another minor league rehab outing before returning from the injured list, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pineda made a rehab start for Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday, so he could return as early as Wednesday, but it's more likely to be Thursday or Friday against Detroit. However, the Twins haven't given a specific timetable for his next start.

July 3, 2021 11:12 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Happy with rehab outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (forearm) gave up five runs (four earned) with one strikeout and three walks over four innings Saturday during a rehab start for Triple-A St Paul. He threw 75 pitches. "He went out. It was a successful start in a lot of ways. Obviously, he's gonna want to have success and come out of it feeling good with some confidence, but we got a lot out of what we were trying to," manager Rocco Baldelli told

Pineda has been on the 10-day injured list since June 13 with right forearm inflammation. It's not clear if he'll need another rehab start or return to the Minnesota rotation next week. Given Minnesota's depth issues in the rotation, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him make his next start in the majors.

Last 7 Games
09/17@ TORW 7-315.23122
09/11vs KCW 9-215.05103
09/06@ CLEW 5-213.02013
08/13vs TBL 4-1012.26403
08/07@ HOUL 0-416.07203
08/01@ STLL 3-714.05213
07/26vs DETW 6-56.05206
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