In continuation of the most ridiculous and absurd storyline of Spring Training….

MLB.COM:

There has been much talk about how Michael Pineda, the Yankees newcomer acquired for prized prospect Jesus Montero, hasn’t been throwing as hard as he did in the past. That had people worried because there was a reported drop in velocity during the second half of last season, when the big right-hander’s performance suffered.

But there was Pineda on Sunday afternoon, touching 94 mph and hitting 93 on several other occasions. Was it the mid-90s fastball he threw in last year’s first half? No, but there’s time for that yet.


Yankee reporters on the beat.