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Yankees Improve Rotation by Trading for Michael Pineda and Signing Hiroki Kuroda

Yankees surprised the baseball world on Friday by trading highly touted catching prospect Jesus Montero and young pitcher Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners for young, hard-throwing, right-handed SP Michael Pineda and minor league righty Jose Campos, according to multiple sources including MLB Trade Rumors.

There were some rumors about the Mariners making a blockbuster trade earlier in the day, but the Yankees seemed to pop out of nowhere to finalize the deal. Then, after all the excitement of the trade, the Yankees made another big transaction by signing free agent and former Dodgers starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year contract in the $10 to $11 million range.

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