New York Yankees: 3 Keys to Michael Pineda’s Spring Training Success

February 23, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

The acquisition of 2011 rookie All-Star Michael Pineda is the New York Yankees‘ prized possession of the offseason.

Pitching for a Seattle Mariners‘ squad that ranked last in the MLB in 2011 in terms of team batting, Pineda went 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA, including victories against the Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays and his new team, the Yankees.

While he put together a solid rookie campaign, there is still work to be done for Pineda, who New York would like to groom into the No. 2 spot behind C.C. Sabathia.

There’s still work to be done, but if Pineda can work out the kinks, he’ll have a successful career in pinstripes.

Here are three keys to Pineda’s success:

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