YAN­KEES’ PINEDA TO HAVE SURGERY

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Yan­kees pitcher Michael Pineda will un­dergo sea­son-end­ing Tommy John surgery Tues­day, the team an­nounced.

Pineda agreed to have the op­er­a­tion Mon­day af­ter hav­ing his in­jured right el­bow ex­am­ined in Cincin­nati by Dr. Ti­mothy Krem­chek, who agreed with the Yan­kees’ orig­i­nal rec­om­men­da­tion for surgery.

Krem­chek will per­form the surgery Tues­day in Cincin­nati. Pineda was di­ag­nosed with a par­tially torn ul­nar col­lat­eral lig­a­ment in his pitch­ing el­bow last Fri­day.

Bird to have foot surgery.

Yan­kees first base­man and Grand­view High School grad­u­ate Greg Bird’s sea­son is prob­a­bly over be­cause he will need surgery to re­move a bone in his foot.

Af­ter miss­ing all of 2016 fol­low­ing shoul­der surgery, Bird has played in only 19 games this sea­son, bat­ting .100.

“It’s re­ally tough to get on track when you missed two re­ally whole years,” man­ager Joe Gi­rardi said.

Gi­rardi wouldn’t say if he looked at Bird as the team’s start­ing first base­man for 2018.

Bird, 24, led the Grape­fruit League in home runs with seven be­fore foul­ing a ball off his right an­kle in the fi­nal days of spring train­ing. He played through it but was un­suc­cess­ful at the plate, which forced him to the DL with what the team de­scribed as a bruised bone in the an­kle. He has at­tempted to come back through mi­nor-league re­habs, but, though doc­tors had prob­lems lo­cat­ing the is­sue, he didn’t feel right.

Mets pitch­ers start throw­ing.

YORK» Noah Syn­der­gaard NEW and Matt Har­vey be­gan their throw­ing pro­grams, play­ing catch to­gether at Citi Field in their first steps to­ward re­turn­ing to the mound for the Mets.

Whether ei­ther one gets back in time to make a dif­fer­ence this sea­son re­mains to be seen.

On the mend from sig­nif­i­cant in­juries, both right-han­ders said they felt good — but nei­ther would put a timetable on his re­cov­ery.

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