ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Pineda wanted a second opinion before getting the first one.
The righthander, who met with Yankees team physician Christopher Ahmad yesterday in New York -- where he also had a dye-contrasting MRI -- will consult with Dr. David Altchek Wednesday.Altchek, the attending orthopedic surgeon and co-chief in the sports medicine and shoulder service at Hospital for Special Surgery and medical director for the Mets, will discuss the results with Dr. Ahmad and the two will give their diagnosis sometime Wednesday, Joe Girardi said.
"When they found out he was seeing our doctor Tuesday, his agent and Michael asked for a second opinion," Girardi said before Tuesday night's game. "When the doctors talk then I guess we'll have an answer."
Pineda's start in an extended spring training game was cut short after 15 pitches Saturday morning. Girardi wasn't drawing any conclusions on Pineda wanting to see a third doctor -- the pitcher also saw aTampa doctor Saturday -- but it is becoming more apparent the Yankees are likely to be without him for a while.