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Michael Pineda suffers a setback

Michael Pineda delivers a pitch against the Boston

Michael Pineda delivers a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a game at Fenway Park on April 23, 2014 in Boston. Credit: Getty Images / Jared Wickerham

Joe Girardi announced after Saturday's game that Michael Pineda has suffered a setback in his rehab.

Pineda, on the DL with a strained teres major muscle, located beneath his right shoulder, had been scheduled to pitch an intrasquad game Sunday in Tampa, but he played catch Friday and didn't feel right. "He's not as sore as he was before, so we flew him back," Girardi said. "He got an MRI [Saturday] morning. He's got some inflammation still in that area, and he'll be shut down for a little bit of time. It's not the news that we wanted, but it's what we're dealing with."

Pineda was 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA when he received a 10-game suspension for putting pine tar on his neck April 23 against Boston. He went on the DL May 6. Asked if he can expect much from Pineda this season, Girardi remained optimistic. "I believe he will get healthy and will be extremely productive for us," he said. " But we've got to get him back. He's going to be shut down for a while, and then we'll try it again."


Beltran feeling good

Carlos Beltran (right elbow) took batting practice and said he felt good. "He'll probably hit again [Sunday] and we'll make some decisions from there if it all goes OK,'' Girardi said.


Quick learner

With the score tied at 1 in the sixth, Brian McCann doubled and had a chance to score on Yangervis Solarte's two-out single but was held up by coach Rob Thomson, who had seen rightfielder Oswaldo Arcia made two excellent throws home Friday night. Asked if he could have scored on a throw that was up the third-base line, McCann deadpanned, "Have you seen me run?" Solarte, trying to exchange an out for a run, was thrown out at second on the play to end the inning.

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