January 13, 2012
Yankees acquire Pineda, sign Kuroda
By Sports Network
The New York Yankees have reportedly made two moves for a pair of right-handed starters.
The Yankees acquired 22-year-old Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners in a four-player deal and signed 36-year-old Hiroki Kuroda for one year and around $10 million, according to CBSSports.com.
They traded catcher Jesus Montero and righty Hector Noesi to the Mariners and also received right-hander Jose Campos in return.
Pineda, who turns 23 next Wednesday, made the All-Star team as a rookie and went 9-10 with a 3.74 earned run average over 28 starts. He led rookies in strikeouts with 173 and walked just 55.
Kuroda spent his first four seasons in the majors with the Dodgers and went 13-16 with a 3.07 ERA over 32 starts last season. After a prosperous career in Japan, he came to the Dodgers in 2008 and compiled a 41-46 mark with a 3.45 ERA in 115 games.
Campos, 19, went 5-5 with a 2.32 ERA for Triple-A Everett last season.
Montero, 22, was a late-season callup for New York and hit four homers with 12 runs batted in and a .328 average in 18 games. He is considered to be among the premier right-handed power-hitting prospects in the majors.
Noesi, 24, appeared in 30 games last season, including 28 out of the bullpen. He went 2-2 with a 4.47 ERA with 45 strikeouts and 22 walks.