LatinoAthelte.com previously reported that Michael Pineda needed to have surgery on his elbow and now after doctors have evaluated his situation, he has no choice.
Read on to get more details on New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda…
LatinoAthlete.com has just received word that Michael Pineda is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery in Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Michael Pineda Surgery Details:
We also told you last week that Michael Pineda had an examination and MRI on his right ulnar collateral ligament. Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek took a second look on Monday, and he highly recommended surgery immediately.
Kremchek agreed with Yankees head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad. Ahmad was the first doctor to look at Pineda last week. Dr. Ahmad initially recommended the pitcher undergo Tommy John surgery.
Dr. Kremchek will be performing the surgery on Michael Pineda shoulder. After the surgery is completed, Pineda is expected to miss the remainder of the ’17 season. He will remain on the DL with a flexor muscle strain and a partial tear of his right UCL.
On Friday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who understands the struggles to work back from a serious injury.
“It’s pretty devastating. It was devastating for him. He understands what it’s like to work back from a serious injury, and now he’s got to do it again.”
As for, Pineda his stats before going on the DL was 8-4 with a 4.39 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 96 1/3 innings across 17 starts for the Yankees.
We wish him a speedy recovery.