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Michael Pineda (shoulder) said that he is 100 percent healthy and will compete for a spot in the Yankees' starting rotation, the NY Post reports. "I'm going to compete for the rotation," Pineda said. "I'm the same Michael Pineda. I'm 100 percent now and my body is in good shape."
Since being traded from the Mainers to the Yankees, Pineda has yet to log a start in two years. In 28 starts in 2011, Pineda finished 9-10 while posting a 3.74 ERA, 1.10 WHIP with a 9.11 K/9. While it will be hard to believe he could post those numbers outside of the pitcher-friendly Safeco Field, he could still be a solid fantasy contributor considering the offense he will have to support him. That is, as long as he earns a spot int he rotation this Spring. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Wandy Rodriguez allowed just one run on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings against the Angels on Friday.
Sigh. He’s like that bad penny you just can’t get rid of, no matter how hard you try. Just when you think Major League teams have had enough of him and his boring mediocrity, someone goes and brings good ol’ Wandy back from the dead. It’s difficult to imagine that he’ll last long with the Rangers, especially with the number of home runs he normally allows, but consider this the warning to stay away. This start may not look bad on the surface, but it’s just setting you up for something downright horrible in the future. He’ll get another start next week against the Mariners, but we cannot, in good conscience, recommend using him. Analysis: Howard Bender