There was speculation from Seattle sources that the Mariners were close to completing a big trade. Now word has leaked that the trade involves Michael Pineda going to the New York Yankees for young catcher Jesus Montero and right handed pitcher Hector Noesi.
Pineda will join the Yankees starting pitcher rotation that includes free agent Hiroki Kuroda, who was signed today, C.C. Sabathia, Ivan Nova and either Phil Hughes, Freddy Garcia or the inconsistent pie lover, A.J. Burnett.