Things get worse for Yanks cheat Michael Pineda

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Anyone who watched the infamous Michael Pineda incident in the Yankees Red Sox game couldn't help but cringe at the sight.

The starting pitcher was caught with pine tar on his neck and ejected from the game. The MLB decided to suspend the rule breaker for 10-games but things are about to get a whole lot worse for Pineda and the New York Yankees.

That's because it has now been confirmed that he will miss three to four weeks with a Grade 1 strain  to the teres major muscle.

He was taking part in a side session during his 10-game suspension and felt stiffness in his shoulder, which was later diagnosed as a serious strain.

According to MLB correspondent David Lennon, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed to injury.

Pineda's injury is a big concern for the Yankees, who have started the 2014 season off well, but will miss the pitchers presence. Pineda has a 1.83 ERA with 15 strikeouts and three walks through 19 2/3 innings.

The Yankees have already lost Ivan Nova to season-ending surgery and Pineda has already lost two seasons to shoulder surgery.

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