Angels demote struggling Pineiro to bullpen
The Los Angeles Angels have demoted right-hander Joel Pineiro to
the bullpen following his fourth poor start in a row.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia made the move Thursday, one day
after Pineiro was charged with seven runs over 4 1-3 innings in a
12-4 loss to Minnesota. No decision has been made on who will take
his place in the rotation.
Pineiro is 5-6 with a 5.31 ERA in 18 starts. In his last four
games, the 32-year-old Pineiro has been tagged for 22 earned runs,
29 hits and five homers in just 13 1-3 innings.
Pineiro is in the final season of a two-year, $16 million
contract. He spent the first 25 games of the season on the disabled
list because of shoulder stiffness.