Former big league pitcher Joel Pineiro has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a banned stimulant in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program, the commissioner's office announced Monday.
The Angels' rotation includes five experienced starters, but no ace. They look to offset the loss of John Lackey with three righties, two lefties and a brand-new clubhouse dynamic.
After missing nearly all of last season with a shoulder injury, Brandon Webb is confident he will return to his dominating ways in 2010.
Pitcher Joel Pineiro has reached preliminary agreement on a one-year deal for a guaranteed $4 million with the Boston Red Sox, multiple baseball sources said Wednesday.
Several starting pitchers who were counted on to make major contributions this year have been ineffective.