Being Latino Deportes
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.