Mar 23, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Hector Noesi (45) gets the day off against the Oakland Athletics at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
The Texas Rangers have acquired Hector Noesi from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later, or cash considerations according to multiple reports.
Noesi had practically run himself out of Seattle, posting a 2-14 record with a 6.13 ERA in parts of three seasons with the Mariners. This season, in two appearances, he pitched one inning allowing two hits and three runs, including a game-winning walk-off homer to Coco Crisp last week.
The next day, Noesi was designated for assignment.
To make room for Noesi on the Rangers’ 40-man roster, Jurickson Profar was moved to the 60-Day disabled list from the 15-Day DL. Noesi is out of minor league options, so the Rangers will have to make a roster move to make room on the 25-man roster.
It’s a curious move by the Rangers, who will more than likely try waiving him and hope he will clear so they can send him to the minors.
Noesi was acquired by the Mariners as part of the deal that sent Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees. He has a career mark in the majors of 4-16 with a 5.64 ERA. He’s allowed 31 homers in 66 big league games.
Not sure what kind of return the Mariners will get from the Rangers, but I know most Mariners fans don’t care. We’d pay the Rangers to get rid of Noesi.
What I’d like to see is the Rangers send Russell Wilson to the M’s to complete the deal. Wouldn’t that be something?