BOSTON (AP) Michael Pineda says he was just trying to get a better grip on the ball.
Now, he won't need one for a while.
BOSTON (AP) New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has decided to have season-ending Tommy John surgery for a partially torn elbow ligament.
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is hardly the first major leaguer to head to the mound hoping to get away with using pine tar to aid his grip.
The thing that has baseball folks riled up about Michael Pineda isn't that he was trying to cheat. Everybody does that.
It's that he wasn't trying hard enough.