Yankees starter Michael Pineda, who’s been on the disabled list since May 6 with a shoulder strain, is unlikely to return until August, manager Joe Girardi said before Friday’s game in Oakland, according to ESPNNewYork.com’s Wallace Matthews.

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“I would think August is probably realistic,” Girardi said, adding that Pineda most likely won’t pick up a baseball for another week and will likely need about six weeks after he does to return.

“Usually, they talk about doubling [the period of inactivity] when there’s a setback,” Girardi added about Pineda experiencing soreness in his back. “Then, you have to build him up again. That’s the problem.”

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