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Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Yankees RHP Pineda facing Tommy John surgery

Yankees RHP Pineda facing Tommy John surgery

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Expectations were set for Adams to potentially see action in the Bronx this year entering the season, and his performance has fortified those beliefs. He understands what it's like to work back from a serious injury. He'll likely miss all or most of 2018 as well.

Cashman said Bird will either need surgery that would keep him out at least another two months or will get another cortisone shot to get through the season. He missed all of past year after shoulder surgery. Since Pineda will be a free agent at the end of the 2017 season, his pitching career in Yankee pinstripes is very likely over.

Cooper was acquired in a trade on Thursday when the Yankees sent reliever Tyler Webb to the Brewers. As with betting the house on any young arm, the chance that he does initially struggle in first taste of the majors could make laying this type of responsibility on a first-time promotion a riskier route than the competing Yankees want to take on.

The good news for the Yankees is that they have options and the injury happened in advance of the trade deadline so they can add to their rotation if that's the route management chooses to go with.

The Yankees will start rookie Jordan Montgomery on Friday night, followed by All-Star Luis Severino on Saturday. He repeatedly has said that he is reluctant to sacrifice any of the top prospects the team has.

"We will be careful buyers", Cashman said.

The Yankees have lost 17 of their last 25 games and are 3 1/2 games behind the Boston Red Sox in the American League East.

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