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Michael Pineda has torn labrum

Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda warms up against

Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda warms up against the Atlanta Braves. (March 10, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has an anterior labrel tear in his right throwing shoulder, the team announced Wednesday.

Pineda will undergo shoulder surgery next Tuesday. It is believed Pineda will miss the entire 2012 season now, but that is not yet official. Follow @eboland11 on Twitter for more from the upcoming conference call.

6:28 p.m. UPDATE: More Michael Pineda details here.

Pineda began the season on the disabled list, retroactive to March 31, with what the Yankees called tendinitis in his right rotator cuff. After cutting short an extended spring training outing last Saturday after just 15 pitches, Pineda met with team doctor Christopher Ahmad on Tuesday. Pineda's agent requested a second opinion -- Dr. David Altchek, who isthe attending orthopedic surgeon and co-chief in the sports medicine and shoulder service at Hospital for Special Surgery and medical director for the Mets.

This makes Andy Pettitte's start on Wednesday night for Double-A Trenton that much more important.

Tags: michael pineda , yankees

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