Michael Pineda topped out at 94 MPH in a rehab start on Sunday. If all goes well, he could return to the Yankees rotation sometime in the next ten day.
Pineda has not pitched since being suspended for using pine tar back on 4/23. He was placed on the DL following his suspension due to a back injury. Pineda was having an otherwise successful season though he was spotted using pine tar on multiple occasions which could have contributed to his effectiveness. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Ahmad Brooks (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday.
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Brooks is going through the league’s post-concussion protocol this week, which could create more opportunities for Tank Carradine to showcase his skills as an outside pass rusher. The main subs for Brooks on Sunday is rookie Eli Harold, who is ready for the increased workload, however Cory Lemonier and Tank Carradine will be ready to go if needed. Analysis: Dom Murtha