|Yankees’ starter Michael Pineda to miss start of season|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 01 April 2012 10:36|
KISSIMMEE, FL (The Spread) - The New York Yankees could be without starter Michael Pineda for the first month of the season after tests showed he has inflammation in his shoulder.
The injury to Pineda helped the Yankees settle their rotation, although not in a positive way. C.C. Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Phil Hughes, Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia will begin as New York's starters.
Acquired from the Seattle Mariners in a winter trade, Pineda struck out 18 batters in 19 innings, with 10 walks, and had an ERA of 5.58. Cabral had 12 strikeouts and 2 walks in 11 1-3 innings, and had a 1.59 ERA in 10 appearances.
According to odds makers the Yankees are 7/1 to win the 2012 World Series and are 7/2 to win the American League Pennant. They’re also -125 to win the American League East and have an over/under of 93.5 for total number of wins in the regular season.