Pinder pitching for the Trenton Thunder in 2013
New York Yankees – No. 40
Born: January 26, 1989|
|April 15, 2015 for the New York Yankees|
(through May 11, 2015)
|Earned run average||0.00|
Pinder played college baseball at Santa Ana College and Long Beach State University. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 16th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his professional debut for the Staten Island Yankees that season. In 31 innings over 24 games, he was 2–2 with a 1.16 earned run average (ERA), 14 saves and 38 strikeouts. Pinder played 2012 with the Tampa Yankees and pitched in one game for the Trenton Thunder. He was 2–6 with a 2.74 ERA, nine saves and 67 strikeouts in 69 innings. He played the 2013 season with Tampa and Trenton. He had a 2–3 record, 4.42 ERA, six saves and 72 strikeouts in 73 1⁄3 innings. Pinder started the 2014 season back with Trenton. After recording a 0.56 ERA through 16 innings to start the season, he was promoted to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
New York Yankees
On April 15th, 2015, Pinder made his major league debut against the Baltimore Orioles, going one inning and allowing one hit in a 7-5 loss. He was optioned to Triple-A on April 21, 2015 in exchange for Chasen Shreve. He was recalled on May 9 after Chris Martin was placed on the DL.  He was sent back down on May 24 to make room for Jacob Lindgren.
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