Yankees, pitcher Michael Pineda agree to one-year deal

Saturday January 17th, 2015

The New York Yankees and pitcher Michael Pineda have agreed to a one-year deal and will avoid arbitration, the team announced on Friday. 

ESPN reports that the deal is worth $2.1 million. 

Pineda has only started 13 games since being traded to the Yankees in January 2012, all of which came in 2014. After missing the 2012 and 2013 seasons due to a shoulder injury that required surgery, Pineda missed time last season due to a suspension and a muscle strain.

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In his 13 starts, the 25-year-old went 5-5 with a 1.89 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 76.1 innings. As a rookie with the Seattle Mariners in 2011, Pineda was 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA. 

New York also announced it has reached a one-year deal with pitcher David Carpenter, whom the Yankees acquired from the Atlanta Braves on Jan. 1. 

The Yankees went 84-78 in 2014, finishing second in the AL East.

- Molly Geary

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