Posted January 14, 2012

Report: Yankees deal C Jesus Montero for Mariners P Michael Pineda

MLB

The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners have agreed to a deal that will send Jesus Montero out west and Michael Pineda to the Bronx, according to several reports.

Pineda, a rookie last year with Seattle, won nine games and struck out 173 hitters. The 22-year-old was named American League Rookie of the Month in April.

Montero, also 22, has only seen little action in the big leagues, but he is expected to be a power hitting catcher. In just a month of MLB service, Montero hit four home runs and drove in 12 runs.

Seattle will also receive Jose Campos, while the Yankees will get Hector Noesi, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.