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Yanks, Mariners, finalize deal for Pineda

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Pitcher Michael Pineda, then with the Seattle Mariners, at Nationals Park in Washington, June 23, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/2d340b2fcf7e7f78147530af5d689229/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Pitcher Michael Pineda, then with the Seattle Mariners, at Nationals Park in Washington, June 23, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | License Photo

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees Monday finalized a deal to obtain all-star pitcher Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners for top catching prospect Jesus Montero.

The previously reported deal will send the 6-foot-7 Pineda and right-hander Jose Campos from Seattle to the Yankees for the highly touted Montero.

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Right-hander Hector Noesi is also heading to the Mariners.

Pineda, 23, turned in a memorable rookie season for Seattle in 2011, finishing with a 9-10 record and a 3.74 earned run average over 28 starts.

Montero was ranked as the third-best prospect in baseball before last season. The 22-year-old hit .328 with four home runs in 18 games for the Yankees as a September call-up.

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