in an interview with Ian O'Connor on ESPNNewYork 98.7 FM (per, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman gave the latest update on Pineda's status for next season.

On Michael Pineda's return from major shoulder surgery: "We have to keep him off our radar for now. ... We're talking June of next year ... the second half of next year."

The return date of June 2013 or later is a surprise considering it was thought that Pineda would be back by spring training 2013, but that appears to no longer be the case.