Michael Pineda threw a 30 pitch simulated game Thursday, facing no hitters. He will progress to throwing three innings or 45 pitches against hitters in five days.

Hard to tell when Pineda is actually going to come back. Simulated games and bullpen sessions will last until the team feels that they can not only increase his pitch count but that he's built up enough strength and stamina to go the long haul. Mid to late August seems like a good target date.ANALYST: Howard Bender Mobile App