Danny Knobler reported the news via Twitter:
The Pineda-Montero trade keeps getting worse. Jose Campos, the other guy the Yankees got from the M’s, had Tommy John surgery yesterday.
— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnobler) April 26, 2014
In 2013, Campos was 4-2 with a 3.41 ERA in Single-A. He is just the latest in the epidemic of pitchers in both the majors and minors who have needed this dreaded surgery in 2014.
Of all the players moved in the Yankees-Mariners deal, each and every one has had their fair share of issues.
Whether it was the injury to Pineda that kept him out for two seasons or Campos' now, the Bronx Bombers have had quite the shaky return from the trade.
For Seattle, Noesi was an unmitigated disaster and was recently designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers, while Montero dealt with injuries, was sent down for bad play and was even caught with performance-enhancing drugs, all in 2013.
In 2014, Montero showed up to camp a few cheeseburgers short of a stroke.
— Productive Outs (@ProductiveOuts) February 21, 2014
Granted, Pineda has had some success this season, but it remains to be seen how much of that has to do with pine tar. Aside from his great pitching, Pineda has gone out of his way to embarrass his team in his first active season in pinstripes.
It's safe to say this trade is a wash thus far, but there's still plenty of time left to find out who will end up winning.
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