ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)—Angels right-hander Joel Pineiro will miss six to eight weeks after straining a muscle in his left side while warming up for a start against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, dealing another blow to Los Angeles’ chase of another playoff berth.
Pineiro hurt an oblique muscle while throwing in the bullpen. After an MRI exam, the Angels immediately announced he’ll be out for well over a month while putting him on the 15-day disabled list.
“I just threw a curveball, and a lot of pain came through the oblique,” Pineiro said. “It’s weird. I have no idea how to explain it. It was just one of those weird things that happens. I’m really frustrated and angry that this happened right now, at this moment.”