Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced after Saturday's 3-1 win over the Twins that Michael Pineda has been shut down after an MRI showed inflammation in the same spot of his upper-back, near the right shoulder where the injury that put him on the DL originally was. Luckily, there was no structural damage in the shoulder area.
Pineda was progressing slowly through his rehab as he tried to get back to the Yankees' rotation. He threw 28 pitches in two innings of an extended spring training game on Tuesday, and was suppose to throw in another spring game this weekend.
Pineda has been on the DL since May 6 with a strain in the teres major muscle in his upper back, and was expected to be ready to return sometime in the middle of June, but now it looks like the Yankees will be lucky to get him back before the All-Star break in July.