The Yankees had hoped Michael Pineda would be able to help them down the stretch this season. Now they’re holding their breath that his surgically repaired right shoulder is still healthy.

Pineda left his start Friday night at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after two innings complaining of stiffness in the shoulder.

“His strength tested out fine after the game but he is probably going to see our doctors would be my guess” Joe Girardi said. “With what he’s been through we’re making sure that it’s nothing but I can’t tell you 100% it’s not.”

The Yankees have been managing Pineda’s innings carefully since he started pitching again throwing him between three and five innings per start. Girardi said he wouldn’t have been surprised to see Pineda join the team down the stretch though that’s obviously now in question.