Joel Pineiro pitched will in his first Minor League rehabilitation start. Pitching for Triple-A Memphis against the Mets’ New Orleans affiliate, Pineiro allowed two runs on six hits over six innings, striking out five while walking one. Pineiro threw 57 of his 78 pitches for strikes.
Pineiro who has been rehabbing since spring training for discomfort under his shoulder will join the club this weekend in San Francisco, where the Cardinals play a four-game series against the Giants. He’ll throw a bullpen session on Thursday. His next scheduled start would come Sunday, and though Pineiro wants that game to come against the Giants, the team will not commit to answer and it’s possible that he will pitch one more rehab game.