Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda out 3-4 weeks with muscle strain

Wednesday April 30th, 2014

In this April 23, 2014 photo taken from video and provided by ESPN, home plate umpire Gerry Davis touches the neck of New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda in the second inning of the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Pineda was ejected after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck. (AP Photo/ESPN) Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda is currently suspended for 10 days for this pine tar incident. (AP Photo/ESPN)

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has a Grade 1 strain of the teres major muscle on his right side and will miss the next three to four weeks, the team announced Tuesday.

The team said he will be seen by Dr. Chris Ahmad tomorrow in New York City and he will be shut down for the next 10 days before trying to throw again.

Pineda is currently suspended for 10 games for having pine tar on his neck during a game last week against the Boston Red Sox. His suspension is slated to end next Monday.

Pineda pulled himself out of a simulated game in Tampa after one inning and complained of soreness in a back muscle.

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Pineda is 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA in four starts this season, with 15 strikeouts and three walks in 19 2/3 innings.

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