Yankees righthander Michael Pineda has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, general manager Brian Cashman told reporters on Friday.
Season-ending Tommy John surgery was recommended but Pineda will go for a second opinion, Cashman said.
Cashman wouldn’t rule out calling up prospect Chance Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre going forward to replace Pineda in the rotation.
Adams is 6-3 with a 2.50 ERA, 0.954 WHIP and 64 strikeouts in 11 starts with Scranton. He started the year with Double-A Trenton, where he went 4-0 with a 1.03 ERA, 1.086 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in six starts before getting promoted to Scranton.
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