Michael Pineda shut down for remainder of season


Despite a rough couple outings at the end, Pineda finishes his 2010 campaign with 154 strikeouts, 34 walks, and a 3.36 ERA between two high levels he'd never seen. Zduriencik says he's got a great shot at making the team out of camp next spring, but don't forget that, if the M's hold off on promoting him for a few weeks, then due to service time rules they'll have him under control for a full extra year. Expect Pineda to begin in Tacoma, where he'll work on building up arm strength, or straightening out something in his mechanics.