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Michael Pineda to make rehab start in Trenton on Tuesday

06/22/2013 3:29 PM ET
By Trenton Thunder Media Relations

Michael Pineda will pitch in Trenton against the Erie SeaWolves on Tuesday night.(AP)
(TRENTON, NJ) - All-Star pitcher Michael Pineda is expected to pitch in Trenton on a rehabilitation assignment Tuesday, June 25 (7:05pm) as the Thunder face the Erie SeaWolves (Detroit). The assignment is contingent on the weather and Pineda's continued progress with his rehab work at the Yankees Minor League complex in Tampa.

Pineda broke into the Major Leagues with Seattle in 2011, going 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA. He was named an American League All-Star and finished fifth in the Rookie of the Year voting. Following the season, he was traded to the Yankees with Jose Campos in exchange for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi.

During his first Spring Training with New York, Pineda developed tendinitis in his right shoulder, then during the rehab process, suffered an anterior labral tear in the same shoulder. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on May 1, 2012, and was out for the rest of the season. The 24-year-old has yet to pitch for the New York Yankees.

Pineda made his first rehab appearance for Class A Tampa on June 9, giving up two hits in 4.1 innings. He then pitched in a simulated game in Tampa last Friday and gave up two runs in four innings for Tampa on Thursday.

Tuesday's game will feature a special appearance by Spider-Man from Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark at the Foxwoods Theater in New York City. The Super Hero will throw a ceremonial first pitch and be available for photos with fans on the concourse. It's also Kids Eat Free and Dollar Dog Night Presented by Black Bear Franks.

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