Rehabbing right-hander Michael Pineda has told ESPN that he will throw 80 pitches in a start Friday for Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre.

There was earlier speculation that the Yankees may forgo another rehab start in favor of getting him back into the rotation in a hurry but it looks as if cooler heads have prevailed and he'll get at least one more minor league start. Barring any setbacks from this outing though, he could end up making a start for the Yankees as early as next week. Stay tuned...ANALYST: Howard Bender Mobile App