Yankees' Pineda to miss start of season on DL


KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda will begin the season on the disabled list after tests showed inflammation in a shoulder tendon, but no structural damage.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that left-handed reliever Cesar Cabral will also go on the 15-day DL.

The injury to Pineda helped the Yankees settle their rotation, at least to begin the season. C.C. Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Phil Hughes, Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia will begin as New York's starters.

Acquired from the Seattle Mariners in a winter trade, Pineda struck out 18 batters in 19 innings, with 10 walks, and had an ERA of 5.58.

Cabral had 12 strikeouts and 2 walks in 11 1-3 innings, and had a 1.59 ERA in 10 appearances.