Pineda beats out Phelps, Warren, Nuno for rotation job
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Mar 25, 2014
Pineda, 25, beat out David Phelps, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno by going 2-1 with a 1.20 ERA in four Grapefruit League games . Pineda, 25, was asked what he learned then. Pineda will make his first regular-season start on Saturday, April 5 against the Blue Jays in Toronto. In spring training, the Yankees were apparently satisfied enough that Pineda had corrected all his issues, physical and otherwise, and felt secure to grant him his second chance at the big leagues. Although he took the loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, his performance convinced the Yankees to add him as the fifth starter in their rotation, behind CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Masahiro Tanaka and Ivan Nova. "I've been working so hard for the last two years to be in New York, to help my team, and today they make me happy. Today is a big day for me.