Michael Pineda (shoulder) will begin a throwing program on Saturday.

A season that started out with much promise has gone down in flames. It was reported last week that Pineda would be out until at least August. Given his track record, that could easily mean that he will be out for the season. Before jumping the gun on Pineda's demise, it would only be proper to see if he can handle a throwing program. We should know Pineda's season status within weeks.ANALYST: David Kerr