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Reports: Yankees get Pineda from Seattle

Jan. 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees have obtained rookie all-star pitcher Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners, multiple reports indicated Monday.

MLB.com and the YES Network reported New York sent catching prospect Jesus Montero to Seattle for the 22-year-old Pineda, who compiled a 9-10 record with a 3.74 ERA last year.

The hard-throwing, 6-foot-7, 260-pound native of the Dominican Republic struggled during the late stretches of last season, failing to win a game in the final two months.

Montero was described as one of baseball's top right-handed hitting prospects. The 22-year-old Venezuelan rapped out four homers with 12 RBI while batting .328 in 61 at-bats for New York last season.

Also going to the Yankees is 19-year-old pitcher Jose Campos, while 24-year-old right-hander Hector Noesi would move to Seattle in the four-player swap.

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