Yankees pitcher busted on DUI charge in Florida: Police

 

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8/20/2012

By Ivan Pereira

One of the Yankees’ most promising pitchers was busted Monady in Tampa, Fla., for allegedly driving drunk.

Michael Pineda was released on $500 bond from jail Monday after being arraigned on misdemeanor DUI charges, the Tampa police said.

Officers stopped the 23-year-old around 3 a.m. after he was observed driving fast on a highway while weaving from side to side without his headlights on.

The Yankees declined to comment on the pitcher’s arrest.

Pineda was traded to New York from the Seattle Mariners for Jesus Montero after finishing the 2011 season with a 9-10 record.

He was put on the disabled list during spring training after suffering from tendinitis in his right shoulder.

Pineda later underwent surgery after suffering another shoulder injury, placing him on the DL for the rest of the season.

 

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