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  • Michael Pineda: Parts ways with Detroit

    The Tigers granted Pineda his release Wednesday after he cleared waivers.

    Neither the non-contending Tigers nor Pineda likely had interest in keeping him around in the organization as pitching depth at Triple-A Toledo, so Detroit will eat the money remaining on his one-year, $5.5 million deal and allow him to get a head start on finding his next home. Given that the 33-year-old turned in an ugly 5.79 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and a career-worst 9.0 K-BB% across 46.2 innings for Detroit on the season, playoff-hopeful teams might not have much interest in bringing him aboard down the stretch.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: DFA'd by Detroit

    Pineda was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Sunday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    The 33-year-old allowed five runs over four frames Saturday versus the Royals in his first start back from the injured list, and the Tigers apparently have seen enough to move on. Pineda has a 5.79 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 26:8 K:BB across 46.2 innings and will be a free agent during the offseason, so Detroit will test out their younger rotation arms down the stretch.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Allows five runs in return

    Pineda (2-7) picked up the loss against the Royals on Saturday, allowing five runs on six hits while striking out three and walking two over four innings.

    Pineda was knocked around for five runs across four frames Saturday. Four of the runs came via a solo home run and a three-run homer, while the fifth run was scored on a single. Pineda was inefficient in the contest, tossing 53 of 80 pitches for strikes before being pulled. The veteran righty was making his first start back from the IL after recovering from a triceps injury that cost him all of August, but he wasn't pitching well prior to being shut down and carries an 8.14 ERA in 24.1 innings while going 1-5 over six starts since July 1. During that span, Pineda's season ERA has shot up from 3.62 to 5.79.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Gets hit hard in return

    Pineda (2-7) allowed five runs on six hits and two walks across four innings to take the loss Saturday against the Royals. He struck out three.

    Pineda was making his first appearance since July 23 due to a triceps injury and lengthy IL stint, and his return was a struggle. Nick Pratto and Bobby Witt both went deep against the veteran, who saw his season ERA climb to 5.79. Pineda is projected to make his next start against these same Royals, but fantasy managers should likely look elsewhere given the righty's long layoff and overall subpar results this season.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Activated, will start Saturday

    The Tigers reinstated Pineda (triceps) from the 15-day injured list Thursday.

    Though he's not scheduled to make his next start with the Tigers until Saturday's game against the Royals, Pineda will join Detroit two days in advance while the active roster expands from 26 to 28 men. To clear room for Pineda, the Tigers optioned utility man Zack Short to Triple-A Toledo following Wednesday's loss to the Mariners. Over his three rehab starts at Triple-A while he ramped up from the right triceps injury, Pineda produced a 4.63 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 13:1 K:BB across 11.2 innings.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Rejoining Detroit rotation Saturday

    The Tigers plan to activate Pineda (triceps) from the 15-day injured list Thursday and have him start Saturday's game against the Royals, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Pineda will be stepping back into the rotation after a five-and-a-half-week absence due to right triceps tightness. He received the green light to return from the IL after he built up to five innings Sunday in what proved to be his third and final rehab start at Triple-A Toledo. Over 10 starts in the big leagues this season, Pineda owns a 5.27 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and a career-low 12.8 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Requires another rehab start

    Pineda (triceps) will make another rehab start at Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    Pineda made his second rehab start Tuesday and felt good after allowing a run on three hits and no walks while striking out six in four innings. Sunday's rehab outing is expected to be his final start before rejoining the Tigers' rotation, and the team is targeting Sept. 2 as a date to return from the injured list.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Second rehab outing on tap

    Pineda (triceps) was scheduled to make his second rehab start Tuesday for Triple-A Toledo, Jason Beck of reports.

    Pineda had been scheduled to take the hill Sunday on four days' rest, but Toledo's game against Columbus was postponed due to rain. The right-hander previously took the hill for Toledo on Tuesday, when he struck out three over 2.2 innings while allowing three earned runs on six hits and one walk. Pineda threw 54 pitches in that outing, so if he can build up to around 70-to-80 pitches Tuesday, he could be ready to rejoin the big-league rotation before the end of the month.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Set to start rehab assignment

    Pineda (triceps) is expected to start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo in the coming days, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    After a successful simulated game Wednesday, Pineda is now set to make two starts at Triple-A before the team makes a decision on whether or not to bring him back. Pineda has been out since July 24 after suffering a right triceps injury. Due to the fact that the Tigers are nowhere near playoff contention, they'll likely operate with little urgency to get him back into the rotation.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Begins throwing program

    Pineda (triceps) did some light throwing off flat ground Friday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Pineda landed on the injured list with a triceps injury Sunday but was cleared to begin a throwing program less than a week after the transaction. A timetable for the right-hander's return to game action isn't yet known, but it's encouraging that he was able to resume throwing so quickly after sustaining his injury.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Placed on 15-day IL

    Pineda (triceps) was placed on the 15-day injured list Sunday.

    Pineda had his right triceps tighten up on him Saturday night, forcing him to exit his start against the Twins early. He will now be on the shelf for at least two weeks while nursing his right arm. Pineda had said that the triceps was bothering him for a while, making it possible he remains on the IL longer than the minimum 15 days. Angel De Jesus was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday to replace him on the active roster.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Set for tests Sunday

    Pineda (triceps) will undergo testing Sunday, Jason Beck of reports.

    Pineda left Saturday's start against the Twins early with a triceps issue and he will now have additional tests Sunday to determine the severity of injury. The right-hander said he'd been dealing with a bothersome right triceps for a few starts, but it tightened up on him Saturday. Manager A.J. Hinch does not anticipate that Pineda will be available for his next scheduled start. A trip to the injured list remains on the table for the 33-year-old.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Leaves start early

    Pineda left Saturday's outing versus the Twins in the fourth inning with right triceps tightness, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    The 33-year-old was removed after the third inning after aggravating his right triceps. Prior to exiting the contest, Pineda pitched three innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out three. More information on his status will likely be provided later in the evening and he should be considered day-to-day for the time being.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Surrenders eight runs in loss

    Pineda (2-5) took the loss during Saturday's 10-0 defeat at the hands of the Guardians, allowing eight runs on nine hits while striking out one in two innings.

    Pineda got off to a rocky start -- serving up a three-run home run to Jose Ramirez before recording an out -- but was able to retire the next three Guardians. The second inning went even worse as the 33-year-old put five of the first six batters on base, capped by another Ramirez home run, to fall behind 8-0 after two frames. Pineda's downfall might've been finding the zone too often as he fired 37 of 47 pitches for strikes, though that strategy had worked prior to Saturday as it led to a 3.58 ERA and a 1.36 BB/9 would rank third in MLB if he had enough innings to qualify. The veteran righty concludes the first half with a 5.22 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with 20 strikeouts in 39.2 innings across nine starts.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Takes loss in Game 1

    Pineda (2-4) allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits across 5.1 innings to take the loss in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Royals. He had no walks and two strikeouts.

    Pineda pitched reasonably well but got very little offensive support in the 3-1 loss. The veteran righty isn't missing many bats, with just 19 strikeouts across 37.2 innings this season, though he does have a strong 3.58 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. Pineda isn't the most exciting fantasy option, particularly with a subpar Detroit lineup behind him, but he can still be useful in certain spots. He's lined up to start again Saturday against the Guardians.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Earns second win

    Pineda (2-3) allowed two runs on five hits across five innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Guardians. He walked two and struck out two.

    Pineda earned a win in his Detroit debut back on April 21, but this was his first victory since then. The veteran recently missed about six weeks with a fractured right middle finger, and he's now allowed five runs across 10 innings in two starts since returning from the injured list. Pineda will carry a solid 3.62 ERA into his next scheduled outing Monday against the Royals in one game of a doubleheader.

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  • Tigers' Michael Pineda: Takes loss in return

    Pineda (1-3) allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings Friday, striking out three and taking the loss against Kansas City.

    Pineda gave up one run through three innings before Vinnie Pasquantino and Hunter Dozier tagged him for back-to-back homers in the fourth. It was Pineda's first start since May 14 after a stint on the injured list with a fractured finger. The 33-year-old righty now owns a 3.62 ERA with a 15:4 K:BB through 27.1 frames. Pineda is lined up to face Cleveland at home next week.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 260 lbs
Birthplace: Yaguate, Dominican Republic
Age: 35
Experience: 9
Bats/Throws: R, R