After 2nd opinion, Pineda to have elbow surgery

Pineda, who missed all of 2012 while rehabbing from a right shoulder tear, is expected to miss the remainder of the ’17 season with a flexor muscle strain and a partial tear of his right UCL.

“It’s pretty devastating,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said on Friday. “It was devastating for him. He understands what it’s like to work back from a serious injury, and now he’s got to do it again.”

Pineda was 8-4 with a 4.39 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 96 1/3 innings across 17 starts for the Yankees this season.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @OMacklinMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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