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Pineda out – Yankees desperately seek Andy Petite

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Happy Friday, everyone! As we draw down another week, let’s take a quick glimpse into what’s been happening in the world of Latino sports.

It was announced that Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda would have season ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. Pineda, who New York received in a trade with the Seattle Mariners, began the season on the disabled list amidst concerns that his velocity had sharply delcined since last season. Originally slotted to be the ‘number two’ starter under C.C. Sabathia, the Yankees traded catcher Jesus Montero and pitching prospect Hector Noesi in an attempt to bolster their starting rotation – a glaring problem in their 2011 campaign.

The Bronx Bombers have managed to do relatively well in Pineda’s absence, owning a 10-8 record and trailing the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays in division play. Many fans await the return of famed pitcher Andy Petite, a living Yankees legend who announced that he would un-retire during Spring Training this year. Petite’s return to the game has been mostly positive, striking out three and walking one batter for Yankee’s AA affiliate Trenton Thunder. Team officials have stated that Petite is at least a few weeks away from making his return to Yankee Stadium, but his presence on the mound would certainly be a welcome sight.


About Ryan Almodovar

Ryan Almodovar was born in Queens, NY, but was transplanted to Lancaster, PA – the heart of Amish country, at an early age. Growing up in a small city that is completely surrounded by fields has let him develop many interests, including jazz music, songwriting, short stories, and exploring the vast farmlands – simply because there wasn’t too much else to do there. A love of writing, thinking outside the box, and his Puerto Rican culture led him to a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Spanish from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Ryan is a mild-mannered banker during the day, and though he may claim to fight crime at night, you are most likely to find him relaxing by playing guitar, watching baseball games, or working on a novel that never seems to get finished. You can read more of Ryan’s work at his blog, Awkward and Dangerous.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


  1. It’s Pettitte.

  2. Why do Being latino always put stories of teams from NY!!….Who cares about NY Yankees, Giants, Mets, Jets..ect..

  3. Go Mets! The real heroes even though we lost Reyes, and two players to injuries this week, :( , thanks being Latino

  4. does*

  5. He said he’s not ready by mid May he will be but Hughes his pitching is gone. They may go after Oswalt if Garcia doesn’t turn around soon.

  6. Andy is a Lateeeeeno?

  7. Rex, that’s cuz your Cowboys haven’t done anything worth reporting on since the 1990s. GO GIANTS!!!!

  8. I forgot to mention Pettitte’s name in my post he’s not ready till May.. Mets just lost Pelfrey for the year.. Injuries on many teams this season.. Boston might have the most losing Crawford for maybe the season..

  9. Lol

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