Noesi traded to Rangers for future considerations

Cleveland Indians v Seattle Mariners

Right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi was traded by the Mariners to the Rangers on Saturday for a player to be named or cash.

Noesi, 27, was designated for assignment by the Mariners on April 4, one day after giving up a walkoff home run to the A’s Coco Crisp on his second pitch in the 12th inning in Oakland.

Noesi pitched in two games for Seattle this year, giving up two hits and three runs in one inning. Over the past three seasons with Seattle, he combined to go 2-14 with a 6.13 ERA in 36 games, including 19 starts.

Noesi spent most of last season in Triple-A Tacoma, where he posted a 3-3 record with 5.83 ERA in 15 appearances (11 starts).

Noesi was acquired by Seattle along with Jesus Montero from the Yankees in exchange for right-hander Michael Pineda on Jan. 23, 2012.

Noesi is out of Minor League options. To make room on their 40-man roster, the Rangers transferred infielder Jurickson Profar from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list. Profar is sidelined by a torn muscle in his right shoulder.

The Rangers will need to make a 25-man roster move when Noesi joins the club in Arlington, where Seattle opens a four-game series on Monday after wrapping up this weekend’s series with the A’s at Safeco Field.


PLEASE PLEASE start him against Seattle next week!!!!!

The Yankees gave the M’s Noesi and Montero for Pineda. If Pineda stays healthy, it looks like the Yankees got the better of the deal again. Mr. Z does not have a good batting average in trades.

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