Michael Pineda is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, and Minnesota Twins.
On December 12, 2005, Pineda signed his first professional baseball contract with the Seattle Mariners of the Major League Baseball (MLB). A $35,000 signing bonus was given to him.
With the Mariners of the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League (DSL) in 2006, Pineda made his professional debut, winning two games and losing one, with a 0.44 earned run average (ERA), allowing only one earned run.
The DSL Mariners used him regularly in 2007, and he posted a 6-1 record with a 2.29 ERA. At Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2008, Pineda was 8-6 with a 1.95 earned run average in Class A Midwest League play.
Pineda’s opponents batted just.216 against him. His overall record, opponents’ average, and strikeouts were the best in the Seattle farm system (128).
Pitcher of the Year: Pineda was voted by the Mariners as their Minor League Pitcher of the Year by Baseball America. Pitching instructor Jaime Navarro became Pineda’s guide at Wisconsin.
Michael Pineda Parents: Meet Juan Francisco Pineda and Daisy María Paulino
Professional baseball payer, Michael Pineda was born to his parents Juan Francisco Pineda (father) and Daisy Maria Paulino (mother).
His father, Juan Francisco works as a welder and his mother Daisy Maria Paulino is a hairstylist.