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New York Yankees: Michael Pineda out of Shape and off to Bad Start in 2012

Pineda might have enough pressure on his hands in his first season with the New York Yankees already, but now the young right-hander is coming to spring training out of shape.

It's being reported that he will need to lose 10 pounds during spring training, which I find curious considering he's listed at 260. While it's likely Pineda gained weight during 2011 and pitched at 270, he could potentially be coming into camp 20 pounds overweight.

So why is this a problem?

Pineda happens to be a guy the Yankees will depend on in their starting rotation this season and could possibly be the No. 3 starter behind CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova. The fact that Pineda might be undisciplined and not ready for the season is an alarming ...

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