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Michael Pineda: Return Could Impact the Yankees’ Trade Deadline Strategy

class="ui-droppable">As Sports Illustrated boasted on the cover of their 2003 Major League Baseball preview issue, you can't have too much pitching.

A full decade later, emboldened by the success of those American League championship seasons, the Yankees are taking the same approach to their current roster.

If Michael Pineda continues his rehab path to the Bronx, the franchise will be staring at a surplus of young, cost-controlled starting pitching candidates like David Phelps and Ivan Nova.

While either, especially the recently effective David Phelps, could slide into rotations around the sport or see time as the long-man out of the Yankees bullpen, there could be teams asking for them in potential moves at the July 31 deadline.

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