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Yankees RHP Pineda returns Wednesday for 1st start since pine tar suspension

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BALTIMORE — New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda will come off the disabled list Wednesday and make his first start since his suspension for using pine tar on the mound.

Pineda last pitched on April 23, when he was ejected from a game against Boston. He received a 10-game suspension from Major League Baseball for "possessing a foreign substance on his person."

Pineda has been on the DL since May 6 with a right shoulder muscle injury. He returns to face the Baltimore Orioles after making two rehabilitation starts for Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre.

"We wanted to make sure that we felt he was ready, and that he felt he was ready," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

New York on Monday selected the contract of reliever Chris Leroux from Triple-A and optioned pitcher Bryan Mitchell.

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