Dr. Colvin on Michael Pineda’s labrum tear

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Dr. Alexis C. Colvin, Health | No Comments

ARLINGTON, Texas — When Michael Pineda was diagnosed with tendinitis in the right shoulder on March 30, general manager Brian Cashman said the Yankees didn’t receive damaged goods from the Mariners in the offseason trade.

He repeated that Saturday when Pineda was shut down after 15 pitches in an extended spring training game.

And repeated it yesterday after announcing Pineda had a significant’ tear in the labrum that will require arthroscopic surgery.

“There is no way the Yankees believe the Seattle Mariners had any knowledge of any [health] issues with Michael Pineda prior to the trade,’’ Cashman said. “He was a fully healthy player when we acquired him. We had full access to his medicals and the opportunity to do a full physical.

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