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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 Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

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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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